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Old 07-16-2017, 10:08 AM   #31
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Straight distilled water ? That water that has a boiling point of 212 F ?

Or, am I misunderstanding the question.
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define "running hot".

Why not fix the problem rather than running straight water, which has no lubrication and anti-corrosion content?
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:32 AM   #33
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The boiling point of water at atmospheric pressure is 212 degrees, add pressure and the boiling point rises so with a 15 PSI rad cap the boiling rises

http://docs.engineeringtoolbox.com/d...emperature.pdf

But not much, so at 220 degrees in traffic the pressure of the water turning to steam will blow the weakest part of the cooling system open, usually the rad or heater core.

So, use the Dexcool that the engine was designed for! And the air flow directive panels.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:10 PM   #34
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If you had a NorthStar engine there might be a problem with DexCool. It turned out that the "major problems" everybody cites, with no specifics, resulted from a mid year change in the factory. Somebody didn't tell the workers not to use the new DexCool in some of the cars, they just rolled the new drums into the factory. Somebody later asked "what are those other drums of antifreeze for".

You can destroy your car anyway you want, please don't sound like you are recommending it.
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I suspect he intends to run distilled water with an additive.
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I've run just water in my race cars, only because that's in the rule book for slippery track conditions after a crash.
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I suspect he intends to run distilled water with an additive.
I really suspect that he doesn't.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:26 AM   #38
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Will be running Dex cool..
ya'll convinced me.
Thx for straightening my warped thinking..
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Preventing a warped head is our specialty!
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Haha, clever wit.. 👍
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