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What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:34:55 PM »


   Just wondering, what Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze, for our Shelby's, is recommended?

   My cooling system, is drained and flushed, and I'm not too sure what is the best to use,
   as there seems, to be a number, of products, all claiming, to be the best for early cars.

   Any thoughts?   Thank you in advance, for any information.

   Doug     

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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2018, 06:19:40 AM »
Regardless of brand, I prefer a 50/50 mix in addition to a quart of "Motor Max" (similar to water wetter) for 1584.
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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 07:10:58 AM »
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Regardless of brand, I prefer a 50/50 mix in addition to a quart of "Motor Max" (similar to water wetter) for 1584.
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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 08:13:27 AM »
I've been using PEAK for many years with excellent results to both Iron and Aluminum.
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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 09:27:17 AM »
  Peak has a 5 year antifreeze.  So, less mess making.

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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 09:29:30 AM »
this peaks my interest...

  Peak has a 5 year antifreeze.  So, less mess making.
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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2018, 09:34:25 AM »
I've been using PEAK for many years with excellent results to both Iron and Aluminum.

      That's what I was interested in, since our engines have aluninium intakes, iron heads/blocks
      and brass tanks and copper cores in the radiators. A lot of dissimilar metals.

      I buy the concentrate and mix it, 50/50, with distilled water.

      Just wondering, what others use.

       Doug

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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2018, 09:57:03 AM »
for your reading pleasure 10 best anti freeze

https://www.twelfthroundauto.com/best-antifreeze-products/
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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 01:42:00 PM »
I have always used Zerex G-05, 50/50, has the proper HOAT additives for vintage cooling systems.
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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2018, 04:26:02 AM »
Prestone 50/50 premixed and a bottle of No-Rosion.

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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2018, 11:45:46 AM »
I've used this product in all my classics for the past 18 - 20 years. It provides the exact protection of traditional antifreeze, without being attractive to pets (it isn't "sweet" tasting). My cars have and are running at the same identical temperature as when I was using regular antifreeze.  It does cost a few pennies more, but well worth it, IMHO.  If you don't see it in your local auto parts store, have them order it. Always arrives same or next day.

Been putting in in numerous customers classics as well. Zero issues.




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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2018, 02:07:44 PM »
Does anyone have experience with Evans Waterless Coolant?
It has been recommended to me.

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Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2018, 03:39:34 PM »
Does anyone have experience with Evans Waterless Coolant?
It has been recommended to me.

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