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Old November 26th, 2006, 16:54
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Heat

I flushed my heater core today and it didnt seem to make my heat any hotter(it used to be hot before radiator started leaking now not so much)

i fixed the radiator with stop leak but now the heater doesnt blow as hot even now that i flushed the core.

when it was leaking i only added strait antifreeze. and only added af after i flushed the heater core. it reads all the way at -45 on temp scale(which is as high as it goes) could to strong of mix do this to the heat??if not, what could it be?I'm gunna get a new cap. maybe not enough pressure?
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Old November 26th, 2006, 17:52
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Old November 26th, 2006, 19:03
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Re: Heat

50/50 will get you around 165 degrees boil-over protection and -35 degrees freezing protection (farenheit)......so it sounds like you are there.

And no, the coolant mixture won't affect heat. The liquid still gets to the same temperature, regardless of if it is strictly water or coolant.
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Old November 26th, 2006, 19:18
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why is it bad to run to strong a mix? i tested with a temp gauge that only went to -45 and thats waht it went to. so it might be more. anyother way to tell?
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Old November 26th, 2006, 19:25
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Because then your boil over protection isn't as good.
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Old November 26th, 2006, 19:45
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Re: Heat

anyone know what the boiling point of strait Anti freeze is then?
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Old November 26th, 2006, 20:11
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Re: Heat

I told ya: stop leak is a bad idea. You might get away with running radiator cleaning solution through the system. That stop leak just gums everything up overtime. If you were in my shop, and I got the ticket, I would end up selling you a heater core and a radiator (to fix the original leak).
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