[Vwdiesel] diesel rated coolant ??
r.c.brown at ieee.org
Sat Aug 9 15:30:08 EDT 2003
Gavrik Peterson wrote:
> Val Christian said:
> >"use the currently available diesel rated coolant"
> I was not aware that there was such a thing.
> I knew that Volkswagen recommends phosphate free coolant -- and that
> the local dealers don't use it. But I did not know that diesel rated
> coolant existed. What is it? What is the advantage?
> This project is requiring me to learn and think. How painful. I am
> impressed by how much stuff I do not know even though I have been
> driving this thing for around 18 years. I guess that's the why the
> creator made engine failures.
A diesel rated coolant is only really needed in the larger truck engines that use sleeved cylinder liners. Has special
additives to prevent cavitation, among other things, behind the liners.
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