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Old 07-10-2018, 09:57 AM   #21
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I go to the junkyard with a clean barrel and a pump.I drop the hose into the top six inches of green in their tank,and turn it on.I do it on mondays when it has settled for a day or so.I use that in my A's and any old gas equipment or trucks around.I don't use it in anything modern or with wet sleeved diesel engines.While Sierra is fine for gas engines,I had a very bad experience with it in the lats 80's with a Cummins truck engine.When I did the engine over I figured I would be a good doobie and use Serria.In 10 months,just over 100,000 miles,I had two cylinder liners pinhole.At the base of the liner the coolant always boils away from combustion heat,the Sierra attacked the liner metal.This was common on those engines,but at 4-500,000,not at 100,000.Not only did I have to pay a lot for the Sierra,I got to go my engine again at less than 1/4 of it's expected time.
What you need for your Diesel engine is an Oxygen scavenger additive, usually contains a nitrite which ties up the oxygen in the antifreeze. The oxygen in the antifreeze is what causes the neatly drilled pinholes in the cylinder walls and ruins the engine. I could provide more info about antifreeze, but it only results in jokes or insults.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:09 PM   #22
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I used to read on here NEVER use antifreeze in your Model A engine. Story was if it ever got into your pan it would eat the babbit. Has something changed?
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:46 PM   #23
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Same thing is true for any engine.If it gets into the pan in a modern engine it wipes out the babbit too.The babbit is just a little thinner in a modern engine.It doesn't attack it because it is babbit,it just wipes it out because it is not a lube.It's like trying to use water for oil.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:30 AM   #24
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"Oh my God ... There are 6.022 times 10 to the 23rd power, atoms in each Mole of water and some of it spilled on my white lab coat!

How many Jigawatts of power will it take to dry out my white lab coat in the dryer?
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:23 PM   #25
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Comparing antifreeze to Catsup, "wunder" if I can buy a GALLON Jug of Catsup??? That would last out for 27 Lbs of Fish Sticks or Hot Dog Weiners.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:12 PM   #26
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Comparing antifreeze to Catsup, "wunder" if I can buy a GALLON Jug of Catsup??? That would last out for 27 Lbs of Fish Sticks or Hot Dog Weiners.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:50 PM   #27
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Is the boiling point of catsup higher or lower than ketchup?
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:03 AM   #28
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Well, the boiling point is dependent on how much antifreeze you mix in with that red stuff, no matter what you call it.

Geeez, everybody knows that!
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:17 PM   #29
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My local ACE Hardware stocks SIERRA which I also like due to its non-toxic contents and resistance to foaming. I use it with DISTILLED WATER at around $1 per gallon at Stop & Shop.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:40 AM   #30
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For antifreeze, it is all about price, and not the 50-50 stuff! To me, ethylene glycol is ethylene glycol, and if it is sold as antifreeze, low price is always my choice! What I try and do is have in the back of my mind my current garage inventory, and I try not to buy this stuff when I need it but rather when on sale! It does require being aware of the best prices!
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