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No as the name suggests. It is to keep your car cooling system from freezing, as an added boons it does have corrosion resistance as well. Another reason to not use it in pics is it is not made for us. Where we have some that is

You are not.

Please stop parroting incorrect information.

Actually Mega Man is correct.

I've been in the automotive and diesel industry all my life.

The Green is old school. The long life is new school. Both have inhibitors to prevent corrosion. The long life stuff usually orange looking in color actually has more inhibitors than the green.

Why?

Because Engines even 30 years back use iron blocks and aluminum heads and intake manifolds.

Like with any liquid, you should have regular change intervals.
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Actually Mega Man is correct.

I've been in the automotive and diesel industry all my life.

The Green is old school. The long life is new school. Both have inhibitors to prevent corrosion. The long life stuff usually orange looking in color actually has more inhibitors than the green.

Why?

Because Engines even 30 years back use iron blocks and aluminum heads and intake manifolds.

Like with any liquid, you should have regular change intervals.

He wasnt the one to suggest it for its corrosion prevention though rather strictly for keeping your engine from freezing. Almost everyone else and me included were the ones to suggest it. Parts of the world never have to deal with freezing what so ever and we were trying to inform him that its not just "as the name suggests".
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Actually Mega Man is correct.

I've been in the automotive and diesel industry all my life.

The Green is old school. The long life is new school. Both have inhibitors to prevent corrosion. The long life stuff usually orange looking in color actually has more inhibitors than the green.

Why?

Because Engines even 30 years back use iron blocks and aluminum heads and intake manifolds.

Like with any liquid, you should have regular change intervals.

He wasnt the one to suggest it for its corrosion prevention though rather strictly for keeping your engine from freezing. Almost everyone else and me included were the ones to suggest it. Parts of the world never have to deal with freezing what so ever and we were trying to inform him that its not just "as the name suggests".

Oh he's probably aware of that. However in parts of the world, all vehicles are sold with "anit-freeze" as a coolant and not distilled water.

Have run some demolition derbies on straight tap water though. Whata gas!
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Actually Mega Man is correct.

I've been in the automotive and diesel industry all my life.

The Green is old school. The long life is new school. Both have inhibitors to prevent corrosion. The long life stuff usually orange looking in color actually has more inhibitors than the green.

Why?

Because Engines even 30 years back use iron blocks and aluminum heads and intake manifolds.

Like with any liquid, you should have regular change intervals.

He wasnt the one to suggest it for its corrosion prevention though rather strictly for keeping your engine from freezing. Almost everyone else and me included were the ones to suggest it. Parts of the world never have to deal with freezing what so ever and we were trying to inform him that its not just "as the name suggests".

If you read the quote above you. I never said it was strictly for freeze protection. I have even broken it down in order of priority what it does in this thread
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So. You literally prove my point that it is used to prevent freezing. I never said it was the first coolant. I said it is the best for what it is used for.

1 cooling car. 2 preventing damage via freezing. 3 corrosion.

They stopped using alcohol because something better was foods ( Psst boiling away )


Who said glycol was the only ingredient. I said one of the primary reasons it is used is to prevent freezing.

I even left out 4. Organism growth prevention which no one even noticed.

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Edited by Mega Man - 9/25/16 at 8:18pm
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If you read the quote above you. I never said it was strictly for freeze protection. I have even broken it down in order of priority what it does in this thread
I even left out 4. Organism growth prevention which no one even noticed.

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Algae requires light to grow generally in a car there simply isn't enough light under a closed bonnet to allow Algae to grow.
Bacteria requires Organic material and oxygen to multiply.
Also if the car is running correctly the running temp of the engine would kill bacteria and algae.

Not saying there isn't no biocide additives I have no idea, just it is unlikely that Algae or Bacteria would grow in an automotive engine unlike a PC loop.
I thought properties of glycol made it a Biocide, Antifreeze and Corrosion Inhibitor all rolled up in one compound.
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post #96 of 104
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Oh he's probably aware of that. However in parts of the world, all vehicles are sold with "anit-freeze" as a coolant and not distilled water.

Have run some demolition derbies on straight tap water though. Whata gas!

Using straight tap water while doing a demolition derby is completely irreverent as corrosion resistance is completely pointless since you vehicle will only need to last no longer then 10-30 minutes.
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Oh he's probably aware of that. However in parts of the world, all vehicles are sold with "anit-freeze" as a coolant and not distilled water.

Have run some demolition derbies on straight tap water though. Whata gas!

Using straight tap water while doing a demolition derby is completely irreverent as corrosion resistance is completely pointless since you vehicle will only need to last no longer then 10-30 minutes.

You missed the point of that lol. It was to show that not every post needs to be totally serious to the point where everything here needs to be broken down to some science.

In the auto handbook, your antifreeze is also referred to as a coolant...... This is where Cars and PC's differ greatly. A car uses 3 sources as a coolant. A PC uses one or two. Air and/or liquid in most cases. The car uses oil, air and liquid. It takes all three. Oil in the crankcase is not only a lubricant but also helps keep things cool.

So as it may seem irreverent to you, but that's a bit of a problem........... your problem.
post #98 of 104
I did a 30% glycol mix and my temps went up 10 F over distilled. I will be switching back to distilled and adding biocide. Granted I'm pumping a lot of heat into my liquid so your mileage may vary.
Edited by Thick8 - 9/26/16 at 6:56pm
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Why would you even use glycol to begin with are you using your PC outside in the winter below 0c??!!?
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Why would you even use glycol to begin with are you using your PC outside in the winter below 0c??!!?


There are many forms of glycol. Every PC coolant that I've looked at has it in one form or another.
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