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9/10/2003
12:51:57

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When I was 10, my father introduced me to my first instrument, an antifreeze bulb with four differently colored balls in it. The coolant was drawn in and the color of the last ball to float indicated the temperature at which the water and antifreeze mixture would freeze. In southern Louisiana, if the freezing point was down to 20°F, it would cover anything we would see in my lifetime. That simple bulb is still used in most shops today.





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9/27/2003
18:25:24

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Here are the temperatures that various antifreeze / water mixtures protect to. 68/32 has the widest range. I don't know anyone who can get that accurate so 70/30 is close enough.

50/50 -34 265
60/40 -62 270
68/32 -90 278
70/30 -84 276

More info on getting you car ready for winter:

http://www.dodgedakota.net/boards/gen/14015.html




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10/05/2003
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Does anyone know if I should take special precautions to my radiator coolant system for winter storage?



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10/12/2003
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Hello??? Repeat !!!

Does anyone know if I should take special precautions to my radiator coolant system for winter storage?




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3/20/2004
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I am moving from New Jersey to Arizona.

I am taking my Dak.

Any suggestions as to a different ratio in the desert?



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3/20/2004
12:33:57

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http://www.redlineoil.com/redlineoil/wwti.htm

There is some very interesting reading about coolant temps and engine operation. For my 427W engine, I chose a 25-30% mix of green anitfreeze, and a bottle of Water Wetter. Once summer gets here, we'll see how that works.



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3/20/2004
13:22:29

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Save your money. Don't waste it on RL Water Wetter! I have used it in my race car. But I would never use it in my dakota. it's for water only systems and not for the 50/50 mix.

Using it in my race car isn't a problem. I drain the cooling system after each race. Water Wetter is the only product they will let us use on asphalt. Normal coolant, if spilled, is like oil on the track. Water will just evaporate.

I am not certain that it adds any benefits to a 50/50 mix in your Dakota.



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3/20/2004
19:48:42

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go with a straight 50 50 mix it will provide adequete freeze protection (i live in canada) plus a 50 50 mix will acually give the coolant a higher boiling point than only water itself.
go 50 50
its best and simpilest

later
jd



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12/27/2004
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