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Old 08-26-2006, 02:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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it really doesnt matter.... antifreeze allows the heat to be removed more easily by your radiator but it causes the fluid to hold less heat than pure water so.... its a trade off.

Completely backwards, anything added to water negatively affects the heat absorbtion.



9:1 water/antifreeze sounds great. Good luck.
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i pity the fool who buys the uv green dye from a store. i just added a 4 fluid oz. bottle of antifreeze that i had, and now my entire loop is uv green. i wonder y its uv?? i dont think that cars/trucks care if their fluid looks cool
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haha I can tell noooobody here knows anything about cars either. Anti-freeze is just that, Anti-freeze. It keeps your car's coolant system from freezing rock solid in the cold winter months. Its secondary roll is to preven corrosion, but you can get a pint of corrosion inhibitor and add that has the same effect and changes almost no other characteristics of the water.

And its not UV green. Its kind of like a fiberoptics effect that makes it look like its glowing, but it doesn't actually react with UV lights.
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but it does react with uv lights, when its dark in my room in about 8 hours ill take a pic w/ the uv on.
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The other reason there is Anti-Freeze, is probably the most important, to prevent Algae and other microbes in you fluid developing and living inside you water cooling system.

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haha I can tell noooobody here knows anything about cars either. Anti-freeze is just that, Anti-freeze. It keeps your car's coolant system from freezing rock solid in the cold winter months. Its secondary roll is to preven corrosion, but you can get a pint of corrosion inhibitor and add that has the same effect and changes almost no other characteristics of the water.

And its not UV green. Its kind of like a fiberoptics effect that makes it look like its glowing, but it doesn't actually react with UV lights.
Antifreeze also lubes the pump and enhances its life.
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