Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern Maryland
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This is what I have found out, I quit using a mix approx. 35 years and countless vehicles ago, why?, cause I found out that the water pump bearings get their lube from the anti-freeze, and any cantaminates, anything but something like distilled water has all kinds of stuff in it to corrode your radiator and destroy your bearings. Soooooo I haven't had to replace any water pumps in over 35 years, my radiators are alot cleaner too. Adding water and then heating it leaves calcium and other deposits on the inside of your radiator and heater core causing problems for you later and I'd rather be building another ride or whatever than replacing parts, course running an 8 it sure warms up the cab faster in the winter, but when you're rollin in the summer it pulls the heat away from the engine faster too. This is only what I have experienced first hand and I'm just passin it along, hope it helps out.
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