antifreeze

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by mike maloney, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. mike maloney

    mike maloney Junior Member

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    Ihave 2014 gt with 29,800mi. and I figure it is time to change antifreeze. It looks good but should I do a complete flush job,or just drain radiator and change? Also,prestone concetrate is $5.00 cheaper per gal. than motorcraft per gal.
     
  2. RED09GT

    RED09GT Equal Opportunity Offender S197 Team Member

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    I'm cheap when it comes to antifreeze, I buy whatever is on sale-as long as it isn't dexcool or whatever that GM crap is.
    These days I just run distilled water and water wetter as it is a fairweather toy-when it is actually on the road.
     
  3. 07 Boss

    07 Boss Senior Member

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    No anti-freeze here either. Water Wetter and distilled water like Red.
     
  4. Iceman62

    Iceman62 Bullitt 6005

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    Full flush is my recommendation...just don't drink the waste. ;) :D
     
  5. Shrek427R

    Shrek427R Junior Member

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    If memory serves me well, antifreeze and water wetter reduces engine temps about 10 degrees. Water wetter and distilled water reduces temps 30 degrees. I recommend using distilled water and water wetter.
     
  6. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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    How do you protect against the coolant freezing in the winter?
     
  7. RED09GT

    RED09GT Equal Opportunity Offender S197 Team Member

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    By parking it in the garage until spring. Where I live, it is rarely below freezing during the day until December and by March it is the same thing. Car stays off the road from December until early March-or whenever the street sweeper cleans up the sand and gravel from the winter. I don't take it out of town after the end of October due to requiring winter tires for the mountain passes to go to just about any other place in BC.
     
  8. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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    IN my neck of the woods, unless the garage is heated the blocks would crack from coolant freezing solid. Usually before December was over. I didn't realize it is so mild in B.C. in the winter.
     
  9. RED09GT

    RED09GT Equal Opportunity Offender S197 Team Member

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    The Okanagan has overall the best weather in Canada. We do get snow but it rarely sticks until mid December and most years it is gone in mid to late February. It is warmer in the winter down at the coast but they pay for it with the rain. We have lots of snow in the mountains for skiing-not my favorite activity though, I hate winter.

    My garage is attached to the house and is well insulated, it would take a heck of a cold snap to get my garage below freezing.
     
  10. LikeabossTM

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    Challenge accepted... Niagara Peninsula is hands down the best climate in Canada. Even better that 30 miles in any direction sees the winter fuckery in full force. 'specially those suckers in Buffalo getting whalloped with Lake Erie snowstorms. Go Bills
     
  11. RED09GT

    RED09GT Equal Opportunity Offender S197 Team Member

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    Dry Heat>>>Crappy humidity..
    OKNGN FTW!
     
  12. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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    Rochester gets the fury that is Lake Ontario whent he wind blows out of the great white north.

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  13. LikeabossTM

    LikeabossTM forum member

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    Btw, I'd do a full x2 or 3 distilled fill n flush then fill 'er up with the prestone mix.
     
  14. Midlife Crises

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    I’ve been running water weter and distilled water in my block and intercooler for almost two years. Definitely runs cooler but I have noticed a little corrosion around fittings and joints that were not there when I ran Prestone. Car is stored in a heated garage through the winter. You know, that -40*F bullshit.
     
  15. RED09GT

    RED09GT Equal Opportunity Offender S197 Team Member

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    Great Movie!
    Slap Shot is the other required viewing for Canadians.
     
  16. dark steed

    dark steed Resident noob

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    Okanagan is nice, my first ever trip to Canada was to Vernon in January. I’ve been to Prince George, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Montréal, Ottawa, Collingwood, Ft. McMurray, Sydney N.S etc in January and February.
    My two worst snowstorms in all my travels were one between Syracuse and Buffalo that stranded me on the freeway for a couple of hours near Rochester and one above Red Deer headed to Wetaskiwin. It’s the only job that I ever turned away from. Good thing, because they had a 100 car pileup 20 km from where I turned back for Calgary!


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  17. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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    The NYS Thruway is a dividing line for winter storms for some reason. Almost it's whole length from the West edn at the PA/NY border to about the other side of Syracuse can be really bad in the winter. Lake Erie dumps on it up and past Buffalo where Lake Ontario takes over and dumps snow on it all the way to Syracuse.

    Off the East end of Lake Ontario is an area called the Tug Hill Plateau that gets an average of more than 200" of annual snowfall and 300" is not unheard off. That's 25 feet of snow over the coarse of a winter!
     
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  18. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

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    Part of the point of running antifreeze is corrosion prevention.
     
  19. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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  20. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

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    I've heard multiple people having corrosion issues using only WW and water. Not having any antifreeze can also cause pump bearing issues.

    Personally, I'd run a minimum of 25% antifreeze for the lubrication and anti-corrosive properties. I don't think too many folks are running their cars hard enough to warrant the small additional thermal efficiency gained from using straight water instead of 25% antifreeze. Only reason race cars don't use antifreeze is because it's slippery and you don't want it on track.
     
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