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      09-25-2009, 03:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by piezo
You tropical folks do realize that COOLANT raises the boiling point and contains rust inhibitors, right?

Now someone will chime in with "rust inhibitors? with an aluminum block and plastic radiator tanks?"
It also helps the radiator remove more heat from the coolant to help keep the car cooler. Water wetter is like coolant on steroids.

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Originally Posted by ehhhwik
putting in distilled water for now is fine, i did that before when i had the light on and just waited till the service to have it flushed
Ok, then that is fine. You just don't want to keep doing that. That is all I was trying to say.
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