Thread: need coolant
View Single Post
Old 01-16-2004, 03:52 PM   #4
6th Gear Member
chromius's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 4,006
Originally posted by crazyvadim
Need anti-freeze in this cold weather,dont opt for the 50-50 mix.
I would have to disagree....I would not put a straight fill of antifreeze, otherwise you would have to replace it when the summer comes along....antifreeze has less cooling properties than just straight water, and in the hot summer months the engine temp would be much higher than it should be. a 50/50 mix is good down till -35 degrees celcius. if need be change the mix to 60% antifreeze to 40% water, and this will be good enough for the coldest of days....but in the summer you might notice an increase in temp. for most applications a 50/50 mix is just perfect though. In hot summer months a lot of high load engines use 10% antifreeze to 90% water to prevent overheating.

just a thought.

Last edited by chromius; 01-16-2004 at 03:55 PM.
chromius is offline   Reply With Quote