Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 10:23:12 -0400
From: "Eric Law" <elawnopsamexxx.com>
Subject: Re: Antifreeze 50% water question?


Yes, every brand of antifreeze I've ever seen needs to be diluted. If you're in a really cold climate, you might go to 60% antifreeze, but no more than that. Pure glycol actually freezes at a fairly high temp, like 15 degrees F or so. Don't ever let anyone tell you to run straight water. Doing so not only increases the possibility of both freezing and boiling, but also leaves the water pump unlubricated, and offers no corrosion protection. I would look elsewhere for the cause of your car running hot. Engine thermostat is one possibility. Or, driving conditions - if you're always in stop-and-go traffic, the temp will run a bit higher. Might be as simple as a miscalibrated temperature gauge. Eric Law DamonP228 <damonp228nopsamcom> wrote in message news:19990511212307.22075.00000731nopsam.aol.com... > I know this may sound silly but in the Bently manual they suggest that you put > a 50- 50 soultion of antifreeze to water. If you buy Prestone or any other > aftermarket antifreeze does this split still apply. If you put all antifreeze > does it have any affect on the cooling of the car? I have a 1988 900s and it > seems as though my temp gauge is usually in the upper third of the gauge, its > still in the green but just a tad too close to the red zone for my taste. Are > there any potential problems with the mix? > > Thanks in advance > dp

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