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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 11:06 AM
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Just out of curiousity, what has higher heat transfer capability? Distilled water, drinking water or antifreeze?


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No idea but antifreeze also protects the engine from corrosion, increases the boiling point, and provides lubrication for the water pump. Using straight water, distilled or otherwise, isn't advised even if you live where it never freezes. Coolant should also be changed occasionally as it'll lose its anti-corrosion properties over time.
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I know distilled water has higher heat transfer capacity than mineralwater. But i want to know if distilled wTer is better thancoolant/antifreeze. I used 70percent coolant and 30 pc mineral water coz i live in a place where its 90 degrees almost all the time and i thot coolant is better. I just want to getthe favts right coz different peoplehave told me dofferent things and i dont believe anyonenow


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The manual says to use distilled water with a 50:50 mix. 70% is too strong.

The engine coolant solution
should be between “F” (full) and
“L” (low) level lines on the engine
coolant reservoir. If the level is
lower than “L” (low) level line,
bring it up to “F” (full) level by adding
50:50 mixture of distilled water
and engine coolant.
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