[Vwdiesel] Blockheaters. ---- ( 1984 1.6L Turbo Rabbit. )
dcormannml at rogers.com
Mon Mar 15 18:32:27 EST 2004
No worries on cavitation. This only applies to diesel engines with
cylinder sleeves. Ford diesels are like this, and larger diesels often
are like this...meant for easy rebuilding of the engine.
VW diesels don't have sleeves, and so we don't have the same problem.
On Mon, 15 Mar 2004 16:26:23 -0700
"Chuck Carnohan" <CCarnoha at itd.state.id.us> wrote:
> >From what I understand, pure antifreeze will actually freeze faster than
> the water-diluted mixture. I can't imagine why, but that's what a
> mechanic friend here in Idaho swears. Also, the low or no phosphate
> antifreeze is supposed to be the only kind to use in diesels due to
> possible cavitation. This is supposed to be cause by the phosphates
> attacking the water jacket or cylinder walls of the engine block or head
> as creating tiny pin holes. I've read that the vibration of the diesel
> engine exacerbates this somehow. So, just to be safe I've started using
> the phosphate-free antifreeze mixed with distilled water at 50/50. It's
> a pretty color also!
> i always used to think that straight antifreeze would
> give the best protection as well, but since it very
> rarely gets very cold here (western oregon) i never
> did that. i was surprised to see right on the
> container one time that the max recommended mix is
> something like 70% antifreeze 30% water.
> guess i just lucked out! :)
> --- LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
> > inverters range from maybe as low as 200W up to
> > about 2500W with
> > "stackability" as well. Just depends on the quality
> > of the output sine
> > wave and wattage needed and use.
> > I wen to school with someone who thought more was
> > better on anti
> > freeze. So he ran his car on straight antifreeze.
> > After the second or
> > third water pump in a few months, someone told him
> > running straight
> > antifreeze will do such things. Dunno just how but
> > after he went back
> > to something on the order of 50/50 he was fine.
> > Loren
> > _______________________________________________
> Chuck Carnohan
> Sr. Environmental Planner
> Idaho Transportation Department
> District 4 Shoshone
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