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Old 30 Apr 2005, 02:04 pm   #1 (permalink)
stevie
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Default anti rust in radiator

just replaced my radiator in 96 camry.

instead of putting in antifreeze, i just put in water and anti-rust
(prestone). i will put in antifreeze later when it starts getting cold.
any problems in doing it this way?

the water pump is not the original Toyota; it was replaced when timing belt
was replaced at 90000 miles with a new Oreilly water pump.

96 camry
135000 miles


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Old 30 Apr 2005, 03:31 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: anti rust in radiator

Sure you will corrode, did you even use distilled water. Also you may
boil at the heads upon shutoff . Do it right

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Old 30 Apr 2005, 05:12 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: anti rust in radiator

On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 14:04:06 -0500, "stevie" <sf@dum.org> wrote:

>just replaced my radiator in 96 camry.
>
>instead of putting in antifreeze, i just put in water and anti-rust
>(prestone). i will put in antifreeze later when it starts getting cold.
>any problems in doing it this way?
>
>the water pump is not the original Toyota; it was replaced when timing belt
>was replaced at 90000 miles with a new Oreilly water pump.
>
>96 camry
>135000 miles
>

It's a good bet that you will overheat in traffic in hot weather. The
antifreeze is also a coolant. The conventional wisdom is to use 50%
Prestone or equivalent (some owners swear by the Toyota brand) and 50%
distilled water (available in the laundry products aisle of the
supermarket). The anti-corrosion additives are in the antifreeze but
they do deplete over time and thus the need to replace the mixture on
a regular schedule as outlined in the manual.
FWIW
YMMV
DFB
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Old 30 Apr 2005, 09:30 pm   #4 (permalink)
Qslim
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Yeah dude, when you add 'antifreeze' to water, it not only lowers the
freezing point of said liquid, but it also raises the boiling point. So, you
really need to put in antifreeze/coolant/ethyl-glycol.

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Old 11 May 2005, 05:26 pm   #5 (permalink)
john smith
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The anti-freeze is also a lubricant for the water pump. put it in right
away.

"stevie" <sf@dum.org> wrote in message news:HEQce.6360$cZ6.2520@fe02.lga...
> just replaced my radiator in 96 camry.
>
> instead of putting in antifreeze, i just put in water and anti-rust
> (prestone). i will put in antifreeze later when it starts getting cold.
> any problems in doing it this way?
>
> the water pump is not the original Toyota; it was replaced when timing
> belt
> was replaced at 90000 miles with a new Oreilly water pump.
>
> 96 camry
> 135000 miles
>
>



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