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Old 02-23-2021, 05:08 PM   #61
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Old 02-27-2021, 12:53 AM   #62
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Default Water vs Antifreeze

Water cools better and the Model A engine enjoys its self best when using it, all things being equal, from my experience.

The down side, if you fail to use a Rust Inhibitor, sold as Anti-Rust and Water Pump Lube, ie. Water Soluble Oil, then of course the iron wetted parts will begin to rust.

And most importantly, if the temperature drops below freezing the water will freeze and expand and parts will begin to split open, happens to carburetors and water separators as well.

Anti-freeze offers the best of both worlds, but seems to find leaks and tastes and smells of that sick sweet odor, which I would rather avoid myself.

Around here we mix 70/30 for 60 below f, but even the other way around, antifreeze is only likely to become slushy but won't freeze.

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Old 02-28-2021, 08:46 PM   #63
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Default Re: Water vs Antifreeze

I would go with coolant year round for all the same reasons.

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