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50/50 Antifreeze

PostPost by: William2 » Wed May 02, 2018 9:03 am

I have been mixing blue antifreeze in a ratio of 50/50 with de-ionised water. Is that the recommended mix for the UK is it it overkill?
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PostPost by: pauljones » Wed May 02, 2018 9:07 am

In military we mix 50/50 apparently gives protection down to -36?
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PostPost by: HJF » Wed May 02, 2018 10:48 am

Most (concentrated, not pre-diluted) antifreezes recommend 50/50 which should be more than ok for temperature but just as important is that it is of sufficient strength for its corrosion pack to work properly. Specs / instructions should be on the label or online data sheet.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed May 02, 2018 1:38 pm

yesterday the wheeler dealers mechanic used some antifreeze which needs NO water: no corrosion AND no thermal expansion (open the top any time!) sandy
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Wed May 02, 2018 4:46 pm

Hi Sandy, yes there are whole threads on that product- google ?Evans coolant? and indulge in the debate !!
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