Anti Freeze This Time Of Year

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  1. Wildbill

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    Was at the motor factor for some anty freeze the young lad behind the counter having a very small amount of knowledge.
    looks at me very serous face on him you over heat your engine me just looking straight back trying to keep a straight face
    Over heat the engine think not yes it will no it wont this went on for a few min any way walked over to the shelf got what I wanted.
    I am not going to be responsible if you over het your engine if I sell this to you by this time the blood is just starting to rise.
    the manager walks in what's the problem think I am getting my chane yanked by this idiot
    told him the story.
    don't ever question a costumer agene engines run cooler with coolant antifreeze in them by this time very wound up as well this is a very valued costumer never question any one you idiot
    bottom lip comes out runs to back of shop:crying:
    I was almost in tears my shelf I felt rely bad :frowny:
    poor we sole
    bill
     

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  2. John Laidler

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    I think antifreeze acts as a lubricant for the water pump seals and probably has rust inhibitors as well. I was told you as a nipper should always use antifreeze.
     
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    I would be surprised if most people weren't aware that engines require anti freeze all year round. I thought it well known it reduces boiling point, inhibits rust and keeps the system clean.
     
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    Not really the lad's fault but down poor training by his employer.
     
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    On a similar note I went into similar establishment for a common 17inch wiper blade which was behind the counter and two of the lads there said they couldn't find it without a registration number!! Yes the blood does boil, sorry for hijacking thread Bill.
     
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    ive had the situation where the object i wanted was on the shelf behind the counter but they couldnt sell it to me as there was no code in the sytem for it. when i said just sell it to me they said then they would be short on their stock take how would they be short if its not in the computer?
     
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    It RAISES the boiling point, lubes your seals and stops corrosion.

    Alloy blocks and heads die in no time without it!
     
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    it also makes the engine run cooler in summer conditions am I right john ?
     
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    Er yeah, thats what I should have said, RAISES not lowers.
     
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    Modern engines are a mix of numerous metals all connected with a cooling water system. The coolant is now a mix of water, glycol and inhibitor. Without the inhibitor the components soon start to corrode and fail.
     
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    I worked in the tropics and the mechanic used to put anty freeze in the cooling system once circulated the temp on the gauge dropped I complained abut the engine on the rig running hot would never have believed it.
    if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes but to much is bad to as it increases viscosity slowing down circulation cussing over heating
    getting the right balance is the thing
    bill
     
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