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Old 10-28-2019, 12:12 PM   #1
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Any good sources for Antifreeze-Coolant Propylene Glycol
Seems harder and harder to find.
Should I just use everyday antifreeze? Or does that really corrode the bearings?
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Old 10-28-2019, 12:18 PM   #2
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Walmart has the Propylene Glycol (the green stuff). Well at least for now. It may be totally outlawed in the future depending on who will be running things.
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:03 PM   #3
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Walmart has the Propylene Glycol (the green stuff). Well at least for now. It may be totally outlawed in the future depending on who will be running things.

I bought some at our closest Walmart a few weeks ago.
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:21 PM   #4
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QMDV,

I live in Massachusetts, and that post resonates a little too close to home. Went to the local Wally's a few months ago, and was shocked to pay $20.00 for two gallons of antifreeze. State DEP put a new tax on it. Thanks Granny Warren!
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:41 PM   #5
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A little off topic but, does antifreeze have a shelf life? I have a couple of gallons that have been sitting on shelf for several years.
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:45 PM   #6
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$20 for TWO gallons is CHEAP ! ! Be Happy !
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:02 PM   #7
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the sierra antifreez sells for 25 dollars a gallon.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:15 PM   #8
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A little off topic but, does antifreeze have a shelf life? I have a couple of gallons that have been sitting on shelf for several years.
I dont believe it has a shelf life but you can always test it before you use to make sure.
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:38 PM   #9
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$20 for TWO gallons is CHEAP ! ! Be Happy !
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Yep , I sure would be !! Now , back to the OP 's question ...Will the yellow -ish stuff be ok , or do we need the green stuff in our flatty's ? - F F
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:44 PM   #10
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Unless it's the 50/50 in which case you are buying water.
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:06 PM   #11
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In a 1933 model B or a 1933 v8 engine are 5 gallons proper coolant fill? or should 4.5 gallons be used because over overfill/runnoff?
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Here it is $10.89 a gallon concentrated so 50-50 mix makes it $5.45 a gallon usable.
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:40 PM   #13
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antifreeze actually does have a shelf life...sorta, in the big trucks they test it with some paper strips of some sort because it will get corrosive after 5 years or so. not sure if its from all the heating and cooling cycles, or a real shelf life.
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:44 PM   #14
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They have so many kinds on the shelf I'm about ready to go back to alcohol. 4 cars in garage, 3 of them Fords and 4 different requirements for antifreeze. Then you go to buy some and they sell gallons of "works in everything".
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Distilled water is $0.88/gal. here. That is what I use.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:06 PM   #17
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It is a bit confusing with how many colours of anti freeze there are now. Besides the old green, I have some red, some yellow. Some recommended for diesel engines. On light duty gas engines I've been using "recycled" anti freeze that I have changed out of my diesel engines. Left to settle and filtered several times it looks pretty good and still tests food for our severe cold winters.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:32 AM   #18
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antifreeze actually does have a shelf life...sorta, in the big trucks they test it with some paper strips of some sort because it will get corrosive after 5 years or so. not sure if its from all the heating and cooling cycles, or a real shelf life.
just an aside the strips mentioned can be purchased at a swimming pool supply store.they are used to check pool PH works for anti freeze as well
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:11 AM   #19
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I bought a gal. from NAPA this summer,cost around $25/00
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:35 PM   #20
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Regarding shelf life, I'm not sure about the anti corrosion properties but I recently drained the antifreeze out of a boat engine that was winterized 20 years ago. It was clean, still bright green and tested at -50F.
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