Coolant - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> General Rodding Tech
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2009, 03:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Coolant

New member, howdy all.

Quick question, have a 55 Ford F100, bought off ebay, probably first mistake ?? It has a rebuilt 77 302, lost 3 freeze plugs out of it while running it in the gargage over winter. Anyways finally got them replaced. The problem now is refilling the coolant. The previous owner didnt know the size of the radiator. He recommended pulling the thermostat, run the truck and fill the radiator. Turn it off drain the fluid in containers, keep half, put back in the truck and fill the rest with anti-freeze.

My question, is there not a easier way of doing this or is this it ?

I appreciate any feed back.

Token

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2009, 05:03 PM
Mad_Max's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: kansas
Posts: 44
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sounds like too much work to me. Either get 50/50 premix or buy a gallon and mix it yourself. I'm assuming theres nothing in it for coolant, so toss a gallon of 50/50 in it, then another till its close to full. Start it up, let it warm so the tstat will open then top it off after it cools.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent General Rodding Tech posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coolant Dilemma! Ok to use Green coolant with Red coolant? mgold Hotrodding Basics 6 03-31-2009 05:37 PM
overflowing coolant. TVR383 Engine 8 09-12-2006 03:18 PM
Fomoco Antifreeze MI2600 Engine 15 04-02-2006 12:38 PM
How the coolant ended up in the oil (an update) blndweasel Engine 1 06-19-2005 11:24 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.