Water pump and antifreeze?

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Your owner manual should tell you what type antifreeze to use. Many manuals will recommend an ethylene glycol base. Some of the newer anti freeze types being sold are supposed to be compatible with everything. Those would be a good choice. I know Prestone had a universal one. You can buy a pre mix but it's less expensive to buy just the antifreeze and mix it yourself. A 50/50 blend is all most people will need just be sure to blend with distilled water not tap water or well water. That will reduce hard water build up later.

I don’t have a manual. Bought it used .
 
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Do not mix antifreeze types, I don't care about bottles that say they are completely compatible.
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Get an engine full of this and then believe in compatibility.
What ever brand or type that you use if it's different then what you have been using flush the system out with plain water a few times,
and with the hoses off both directions till the flush water is clean and clear.
A lot easier to flush then try and clean out afterward.

Man that’s crazy . Looks like tallow . When I drained it , it had green in it .
 
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Heck probably 300 k barrels of mono ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol at work . All 99.9% pure .
 
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I’m in the process of changing my water pump out on my TC-40A . Got the old one pulled off already . Waiting on the new one to show up . What antifreeze do I need to go back with ? 50/50 blend ? Straight up 100 % ? Color matter?
If it was in my area in Mississippi I'd probably just put in water and plan on not running it the few days it freezes. If it was in my area in Vermont I'd do 50/50 but plan on not running it at 40° below.

Location matters.
 
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Thanks fellows
 
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If it was in my area in Mississippi I'd probably just put in water and plan on not running it the few days it freezes. If it was in my area in Vermont I'd do 50/50 but plan on not running it at 40° below.

Location matters.

I’m in South Tx .
 
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Just picked the water pump up . Plan to put it back together in a little bit .
 
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What's that stuff?
It appeared to be a waxy maybe silica based crap, it took a few days of flushing with some stout solvents to get it cleaned out.
As well as several flushes with Dawn dish liquid.
 
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Was a very simple repair . Still fighting the damn intermittent starting issues . Replaced the power cable today with no luck .New ground with the frame cleaned .Did get about 2 hrs of shredding done today.
 
 
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