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BrApple
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Re: Zetec Operating Temperature new
#1310165 (Re: SquareHead) 08/31/06 06:37 PM

Originally posted by SquareHead:
I wouldn't use tap water from a hose in the cooloing system. Too many minerals in there. I only pure boiled off water to cut down on hard water deposits and scaling in the system. That is a great way to plug the rad and heater core.





i use distilled water when mixing coolant to 50/50

but I can see your point with flushing it ...

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mcgarvey
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Re: Zetec Operating Temperature new
#1310274 (Re: BrApple) 08/31/06 08:52 PM

Problem is, flushing with distilled water leaves some in the block, thus making the balance of water to coolant more than 50/50...

I wonder how much to adjust the mixture to compensate for this?

Sorry, I'm just obsessive about things being done exactly right.

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BrApple
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Re: Zetec Operating Temperature new
#1310294 (Re: mcgarvey) 08/31/06 09:17 PM

Originally posted by mcgarvey:
Problem is, flushing with distilled water leaves some in the block, thus making the balance of water to coolant more than 50/50...

I wonder how much to adjust the mixture to compensate for this?

Sorry, I'm just obsessive about things being done exactly right.




yeah I get your point, I don't think that much will stay, i bet if you mix at 45/55 it would come out 50/50 in the end

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mcgarvey
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Re: Zetec Operating Temperature new
#1310317 (Re: BrApple) 08/31/06 09:55 PM

Sounds like a plan. Next time I'll just make sure to drain and refill my coolant every year so I don't need to worry about flushing.

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loggerbomb
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Re: Zetec Operating Temperature new
#1312290 (Re: mcgarvey) 09/05/06 12:02 AM

sounds like a bit of overkill, does it not? Maybe every other year.....

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mcgarvey
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Re: Zetec Operating Temperature
#1312585 (Re: loggerbomb) 09/05/06 01:34 PM

Costs $8 annually and it's less work than an oil change. Probably overkill, yes, but I dont mind.

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