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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:43 pm 
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hey fellas,

just about to change the belts on the engine, was wondering what is the best coolant for an EBII 4ltr

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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:52 pm 
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Basically all the big brands (Tectaloy, Nulon) are good just check that it's proper anitfreeze/anitboil, not just rust inhibitor. You want somewhere between 1 33$ to 50% mix.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:59 pm 
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ok cool thx. whats probably the best to run cooler ??
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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:10 pm 
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Just follow the directions, you dont want it to cold.
Use concerntrate, as if you flush, there is still pure water in the block, if you use diluted, it will be diluted further, and below the mix ratio you want.
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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 4:50 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
Basically all the big brands (Tectaloy, Nulon) are good just check that it's proper anitfreeze/anitboil, not just rust inhibitor. You want somewhere between 1 33$ to 50% mix.


Unless you are driving up to the snow or into the desert, you do not need anitfreeze/anitboil, rust inhibitor is more than enough.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:04 pm 
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madmax wrote:
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Basically all the big brands (Tectaloy, Nulon) are good just check that it's proper anitfreeze/anitboil, not just rust inhibitor. You want somewhere between 1 33$ to 50% mix.


Unless you are driving up to the snow or into the desert, you do not need anitfreeze/anitboil, rust inhibitor is more than enough.
i just use Nulon inhibitor. dont go to the snow and and with a proper operating cooling system no reason it should boil

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:25 pm 
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madmax wrote:
twr7cx wrote:
Basically all the big brands (Tectaloy, Nulon) are good just check that it's proper anitfreeze/anitboil, not just rust inhibitor. You want somewhere between 1 33$ to 50% mix.


Unless you are driving up to the snow or into the desert, you do not need anitfreeze/anitboil, rust inhibitor is more than enough.


Believe it or not, it does actually snow in Tassie in winter! :o And I used to have some heating problems which caused the overheat light and beep to go off once, sorted now though (head gasket still fine)...

I was also under the impresion that rust inhibitor was made for old cars?

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:32 am 
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yeh rust inhibitor alone is fine. if you plann on going for a drive through the simpson or up to buller then you should put anti freeze/boil

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:07 am 
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twr7cx wrote:
madmax wrote:
twr7cx wrote:
Basically all the big brands (Tectaloy, Nulon) are good just check that it's proper anitfreeze/anitboil, not just rust inhibitor. You want somewhere between 1 33$ to 50% mix.


Unless you are driving up to the snow or into the desert, you do not need anitfreeze/anitboil, rust inhibitor is more than enough.


Believe it or not, it does actually snow in Tassie in winter! :o And I used to have some heating problems which caused the overheat light and beep to go off once, sorted now though (head gasket still fine)...

I was also under the impresion that rust inhibitor was made for old cars?


Not really, most inhibitors are made of the same thing as anitfreeze/antiboil, Ethylene Glycol, only differance is the concentration & the price.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:07 pm 
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i brought some nulon long life with inhibitor
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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:18 am 
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Like someone mentioned before me, just get some concentrate and distilled water rather than the pre-diluted stuff
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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:23 pm 
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yeah i did. the nulon long life comes in 5ltrs and its like cordial eheheh

runs good now doesnt move much past O on Normal
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