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RADIATOR SERVICE

Postby Arizona Mike » Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:22 pm

Hello cub stars

Time for a radiator service.

What are your recommendations for rust inhibitors and water/coolant mix.

The radiator was installed new about 3 years ago. The water/coolant in the radiator now is still very clean...no rust. The tractor has less than 10 hrs. on it since then.

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Postby Rudi » Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:28 pm

50-50 Water and Anti-Freeze should be all that is needed. Here in NB where winters hit -40C and summers can hit +40C, I find this mix is a good all around coolant mixture.

You can buy it pre-mixed, but it is about twice what pure Anti-Freeze costs. This was pointed out to me by Mr. George Willer, so now I just buy the Anti-Freeze - pour half into an empty jug and fill em both up with water. That way I will have two jugs, one for Ellie-Mae and one for Jethro :wink:
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Postby George Willer » Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:32 pm

Mike,

Not everyone will agree, but your coolant has been in there long enough for the corrosive oxygen to be cooked out. Any disolved minerals have been deposited inside your system. The existing coolant is therefore more friendly than new replacement would be. The sleeping dogs lie!
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Postby Ron L » Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:38 pm

If you do mix a 50-50 (or whatever you desire), be sure to use the recommended "distilled water" in your mix. It's inexpensive at your local grocery store.

Rudi. Down here in the lower 48, we have to use a conversion chart to figure out centigrade to fahrenheit !
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Postby Donny M » Sat Apr 17, 2004 2:21 pm

Ron,

-40C is -40F 0C is 32F the only 2 I know. :lol: :lol:

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Postby John Niekamp » Sat Apr 17, 2004 11:14 pm

Let me ask a stupid question here:

Why distilled water, is it because of the type of cooling sytem it has? Thermocycling or what ever it's called. I haven't messed with this water pumpless system for many years, since I had my Model T Ford. (No, I'm not THAT dern old)

Does it help elliminate the calisum build up on the radiator tubes?

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Apr 17, 2004 11:24 pm

Main reason is calcium buildup.
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Postby Ron L » Sun Apr 18, 2004 1:15 pm

John N wrote:Let me ask a stupid question here:

Why distilled water, is it because of the type of cooling sytem it has? Thermocycling or what ever it's called. I haven't messed with this water pumpless system for many years, since I had my Model T Ford. (No, I'm not THAT dern old)

Does it help elliminate the calisum build up on the radiator tubes?

John


Beside what John *.?-!.* Cub (hope I spelled it right) wrote, distilled water is used for it's purity. Depending on what your water source is, it could have iron, minerals and other junk in it that could clog the radiator after years of use. I use distilled water with anti-freeze mix in all my vehicles. Same (distilled) when I'm adding water to a battery........
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Postby johnbron » Sun Apr 18, 2004 1:22 pm

I have been using rain water in my batteries. I wonder if rain water is as pure as distilled water?. I guess it could depend on the area and what pollutants are put in the are from industry. I personally have never been burnt by acid rain.
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Postby Rudi » Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:47 pm

Ron:

As Donny said -40 is -40 on either scale and conversely +40 is +40 same diff.

As for converting between Fahrenheit and Celcius - I just stick out my finger - if it feels 25C then it is 25C , but if it feels 73-1/2F then that is what it is.... :roll: :lol: All depends if I wake up in a metric or SAE mode :? :D
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