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question for other northern owners by kendallville
Started on: 10-06-2014 10:18 PM
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Last post by: Lou6t4gto on 10-07-2014 02:47 AM
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What would you need to do to store a car that had the radiator taken out for the winter?
You would have to do to make sure that it did not freeze ? I will not be able to store it
inside if I get it. Sounds like the PO might have f it up but more info to come in a future
build thread if things go right .
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Report this Post10-06-2014 10:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If the coolant is drained out, you can leave it that way over the winter.....just don't leave it that way for years.
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you can never really drain the engine 100%. and you dont want to gamble with the old coolant if it will freeze or not.

I would drain the old coolant as best as possible. connect the 2 radiator hoses coming out of the engine with some homemade plumbing. then fill it all up with 100% pure antifreeze.

but thats me!!!
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why not a 50/50 mix? I thought some sort of pluming to form a loop but was not sure if that would be enough.
There would be no way to run it to make sure it has no bubbles in the motor.
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Originally posted by kendallville:

why not a 50/50 mix? I thought some sort of pluming to form a loop but was not sure if that would be enough.
There would be no way to run it to make sure it has no bubbles in the motor.


my concern is that there is water in the engine and not antifreeze. so if you put straight antifreeze in there it will mix with the water and not freeze.

air is not a problem, water of week antifreeze is.

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Report this Post10-07-2014 02:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou6t4gtoClick Here to Email Lou6t4gtoSend a Private Message to Lou6t4gtoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Plug the radiator hoses so nothing gets IN, and take out the drain plugs in each side of the block. if there's nothing in it, it can't crack
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