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Join date : 2008-03-24
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Location : Carrickfergus

PostSubject: Antifreeze   Sun 17 Jan 2010, 2:25 am

Read an article recently on antifreeze, copied an extract from it and pasted it below:

Please be aware of the risks associated with antifreeze --- over the last few years manufacturers have changed from inorganic additive technology (IAT) to organic acid technology (OAT). This later type of antifreeze is generally unsuitable for historic cars, resulting in severe corrosion of aluminium components. Look for antifreeze that is BS 3150 Type A.

Worth checking if you need to buy antifreeze this year for your classic car. Apparently, modern antifreeze is fine for new & modern cars but this new stuff has been known to attack silicon products (gasket sealant) and lead & solder.

Might be worth doing some checking up to determine if it is suitable for the engine of your classic Exclamation Question
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