Check the Antifreeze Now !

Discussion in 'Cooling Systems' started by Maniacmechanic1, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum



    It's real basic but imperative if you live in the Midwest like I do or East Coast.
    It's getting down to -25 F Tuesday here in Illinois.
    Wenesday its a High of -14F and at night down to -28F.

    You will lose the engine in your Daily Drivers, Hotrods, & and The Race Car.
    Need at at least a 50/50 mix of Antifreeze.
    -34 F.
    -45F be even better.
     
  2. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    The battery must be fully charged or it will freeze.
    If unsure pull the battery out and put it in your house basement.
     
  3. stepside

    stepside Well-Known Member

    Its been -25- -35 celcius here several weeks ,i use 50/50 mix antifreeze
    But squarebody was frosen one morning ,so diesel heater didint work begause coolant didint circulate
    Few hours in block heater and it started
    Car was iddling half hour before coolant started to circulate
     
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  4. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Man !
    I feel for Ya.
    Know what real Cold weather is lately Likewise!
     
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Member

    she is dropping fairly low here on the east side of Michigan also. Lots and lots of snow coming down too.
    Stay warm guys!
     
  6. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    http://www.illinoisstormchasers.com...reatening-tempswind-chills-now-through-friday

    I have to be out in this weather Believe it or not !
    At 4 AM I have to attempt to start my Chevy Tahoe . -27 F or colder.
    Drive in 1/2 hour.
    Lead a crew of 6 and get all the Diesel Engine school buses started up.

    Read tonight all diesel engines become impossible to startup at -30 F or near.
    Guys in Sibera talking on a diesel engine forum.

    Babysit for 12 hours.
    Come home & do it again Thursday ! -25 F.
     
  7. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I told them to let them run non stop for 2-3 days.

    But what do I know ?
    Lol.
    Alot actually !
     
  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Member

    VERY good advice!
    You never see semi trucks sitting with their engines off!

    stay warm friend!!
     

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