MONTH - High
Tech Coolant FAQ'S for Heavy-Duty Equipment
keep your engine running properly and at the correct temperature, coolant
must circulate freely. Coolant absorbs heat from hot engine parts and then
dissipates that heat to the air while passing through the radiator. But,
buildup inside the engine can cause uneven distribution of heat, and
create "HOT SPOTS", which can eventually lead to engine failure.
are some Frequently asked questions related to coolants .
do I need coolant in my system?
does more than protect your engine in cold weather - It also must transfer
heat, raise the boiling point of the system, protect the cooling system
metal and non-metal components from corrosion, deposits and wear.
straight water or antirust do the same thing?
All engine manufacturers insist on proper coolant in the cooling system.
Straight water or antirust have only limited capabilities to protect the
is proper mix of coolant?
vehicles have a 50/50 mix of low silicate coolant with distilled water.
When draining or flushing your cooling system, you may use as little as
30% coolant to a maximum of 68% low silicate coolant in your cooling
system, depending on what level of freeze or boil over protection you
use regular automotive coolant?
automotive coolant may be high in silicates which over time can lead to
cooling system problems.
I've used the correct coolant, is that all I have to worry about?
Because your engine pulls heavy loads and/or makes high mileage runs, some
of the chemicals in coolant wear out; therefore, you need to add the
chemicals that are wearing out back into your system. You can do this by
either replenishing with a liquid additive, or by replacing the coolant
filter with the chemical package included.
all coolant additives the same?
but they are compatible. Different brands have different formulations,
using different combinations of chemicals to address the protection and
inhibition needs of the system.
do I put more supplemental coolant additive in my cooling system?
engine manufacturers recommend you test your cooling system with a kit to
determine when it is time to induce more additives. Generally this is done
at the oil change interval or no more than every 15,000 miles, 24,000
kilometers or 150 hours. This is important to remember if your are on
extended oil drain intervals.
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