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    Default ANTI-FREEZE

    I have a massey 2310 (03) and i am flushing the radiator out . Does this tractor call for a specific type of anti-freeze or can you use a good grade of car anti-freeze?? My motorcycle takes a special kind made especially for an aluminum engine.. THANKS for any help. Don

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    Default Re: ANTI-FREEZE

    Do you have the owners manual? I believe you need anti-freeze thats designed for a diesel tractor and is properly mixed. I dont have the users manual handy at the moment but I should be able to tell you tomorrow.
    2010 MF GC2410 TLB, 2006 Husqvarna YTH 2448, 2004 Honda Rincon 650, 2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750, 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited-Hemi.

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    Default Re: ANTI-FREEZE

    I do not have any manuals yet...I got this tractor and the manuals could not be found.. I ordered them last week and they have not arrived yet.. I drained it and flushed it out then the thought hit me about it might take a certain type of anti freeze. I will probably let it sit until the manuals come in .. Thanks

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    Default Re: ANTI-FREEZE

    My manual said, 50/50 mixture ethylene glycol and water. Which to me is prestone antifreeze.
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    Default Re: ANTI-FREEZE

    Quote Originally Posted by mguitas View Post
    My manual said, 50/50 mixture ethylene glycol and water. Which to me is prestone antifreeze.
    My manual states: "50/50 antifreeze(long life coolant)"..........that would be regular antifreeze, nothing special.
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    MF GC2400, FEL, 60in.MMM, 5ft. Cultivator, Single Bottom Plow, Bush Hog RTC48 tiller, MF 2360 front mount snowblower, 5ft backblade. BXpanded Piranha toothbar.

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    Default Re: ANTI-FREEZE

    The information in the manual concerning antifreeze is bewildering.

    Especially the part where they call for changing the coolant annually.

    It does not specifically call for diesel rated antifreeze, (which is required in most diesel engines), but it is not going to hurt you if you use it.

    The fact that they call for annual changes, can only suggest they are concerned about additives wearing out, so you want to use a quality product.

    TSC sells fleetgaurd heavy duty diesel antifreeze for around $10 a gallon. I do not use my tractor a lot, so I have decided to use this, and change it every 2 or 3 years.

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    Default Re: ANTI-FREEZE

    Quote Originally Posted by nhtrekker View Post
    I do not have any manuals yet...I got this tractor and the manuals could not be found.. I ordered them last week and they have not arrived yet.. I drained it and flushed it out then the thought hit me about it might take a certain type of anti freeze. I will probably let it sit until the manuals come in .. Thanks
    ANTI-FREEZE that is specal made for Diesels.
    Don't put reg. ANTI-FREEZE in it.
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