RE: [DML] Coolant Level - Winter Seepage
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RE: [DML] Coolant Level - Winter Seepage



...... #2:    WHY would ANYONE buy pre-diluted anti-freeze? That said, I 
wish I had thought to market it.  What a money-maker!    Getting 50% less 
coolant for the same price as full strength!  What a deal!     Get the 
"orange stuff" (full strength), a gallon of distilled water, and mix your 
own 50-50.   Goes farther, lasts longer.        Drive Stainless  (& cool)    
Robert  VIN 6924


From: Tom Watkins <outatime81@xxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: [DML] Coolant Level - Winter Seepage
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 05:14:44 -0700 (PDT)

If you have a stainless steel bottle like I do, how do you know the best 
level for coolant?  Do I check it when its cold?  Where should it be?

   Also, for refilling, is it ok to use the Prestone 50/50 pre-diluted mix?  
I think there is another knock off brand as well.

   Also, is it unusual for a car stored for the winter in VERY cold temps to 
have some coolant leakage.  During the spring, summer and fall I have no 
leaks at all.  It's only when the car is stored do I see a signs of seepage. 
  I start the car every few weeks and let it run for an hour or so.  I get 
the tiny quarter sized puddles during this time.   I think it may be the 
exteme cold shrinks the rubber and there is not as tight a seal but when 
milder temps come it re-seals as it expands.  Does that sound plausible???

   Thanks

   Tom Watkins
   #05732


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