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Old 07-25-2001, 03:22 PM
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Sorry... Coolant Again
I just wanted to clarify one thing.
Coolant/Antifreeze does not have any cooling properties, or ability to keep the engine temp down. The water only does this.

SO: the purpose of coolant/antifreeze is to (1) prevent the water from freezing and to (2) prevent corrosion in the cooling system, and that's it?

I ask this because ever since I put an 80/20 mixture of Water to MB Coolant, respectively and a bottle of Water Wetter, and my coolant temp even rose a little (on average, gets hotter quicker in traffic). Though I am aware that thw WW does not necessairy reduce coolant temp.
After driving for atleast 15 minutes on the freeway with perfect engine temps, the second I come to a stop, temp shoots up to 100 in no time at all. Fans kick in properly and as they should.
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