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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-12-2014, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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water/meth in cold weather

I am thinking about a water meth kit mainly for towing but wonder what you guys in say AK or any northern states do in the winter?
Blow out the lines and dont use it?
Add more than 50% meth so it doesnt freeze?
Use low temp washer fluid?

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Re: water/meth in cold weather

50/50 would be just like what you use in the radiator.
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Re: water/meth in cold weather

I would use washer fluid to a point..
50-50 you better adjust your tunes

after 40 percent your not using the words water cooling.. more like just meth.

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Re: water/meth in cold weather

I believe Ive seen Joe Csipsd mention cutting oil before. Not sure if its just for lubrication or for antifreeze. Maybe he will chime in.

No way in hell id run 50/50 water meth.

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its to keep rust at bay


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Re: water/meth in cold weather

I've had my system for two years. Usually run 1/3 methanol and 2/3 water. When it gets cold I run it low and top off with -20 washer fluid.

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Re: water/meth in cold weather

If you google around it wil give you the meth percentage in washer fluid by temp.
charles was the first i have seen mention the napa cutting oil. I think his method was a cap full of oil.
but no idea on tank size.

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