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My shop is only heated when I need it to be. I have been having problems with my coolant freezing in my bandsaw. Any reason I cannot put some antifreez in the tank??
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How about windsield washer fluid . Its cheaper
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Any reason I cannot put some antifreez in the tank??

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Can't think of any issue for steel.... aluminium might be discolored.

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Can't think of any issue for steel.... aluminum might be discolored.


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Any aluminum parts on the saw that has constant contact with the anti freeze will eventually be eaten away as the properties of most anti freezes seem to be corrosive to aluminum. [img]images/graemlins/warning.gif[/img]
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Re: Band saw question

so then what do they do for alum. block engines like caddies and vettes?

are those expecpted to corrode into nothing after a while?

i've never heard this before...not saying you're wrong...cuz i plain dont know....but doesnt make sense since water pumps and t-stat housings are commonly alum. i know the insides of the T-stat housing can get nasty and flakey, but i thought that was from deposits in the coolant mix, not from the alum. actually corroding.

where did you get that info ?
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Dump a bottle of cheap vodka in...lol.
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so then what do they do for alum. block engines like caddies and vettes?

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DexiCool

I think that it's the phosphates in the green stuff. All the GM's I have had in the past several years were red stuff not green.

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Dump a bottle of cheap vodka in...lol.

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<font color="red">Alcohol Abuse !!!! </font>
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so then what do they do for alum. block engines like caddies and vettes?



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special GM anti freeze, the rust looking stuff, read the labels on anti freeze for applications. "specially formulated for use with aluminum"


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where did you get that info ?

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Working with glycol in a chem plant for years. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] a lot of the equipment that is used in the plant gets routinely replaced due to wear where it is in constant contact with the glycol, this however may be to the open to atmosphere conditions. Ina closed loop system there may be other issues to contend with and thwen again none at all. Make sure you read the application for just any ol anti freeze.
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i seeeeee, thanks for the lesson,

i never when to school for chemistry [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] but now im one step closer to pretending
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