If you are talking about bleeding the system. it makes absolutely no difference what fluid is in it.flynfrog wrote:as far as I can tell there is no way to get the air out of a dot5 system terrible stuff
On the note of distilled water, it was my understanding that distilled water should be used regardless, in order to prevent mineral deposit build up after many repeated heat cycles, even if these cycles are just up to ordinary operating temp.ISLAMATRON wrote:I dont run anti-freeze, but i do run Water Wetter, it provides the lubrication & corrosion resistance of the anti-freeze, but with increase heat rejection properties... but again this is only for humans that live where they are supposed to... this isnot something for places that drop below freezing for more than a day or two at a time... distilled water is a must for this kind of set up.
Dexron III is an Aautomatic Transmission Fluid and should only be used in power steering systems intended to be used with ATF. The green fluid used by Audi and others are usually a synthetic hydraulic fluid from Pentosin, it should not be mixed with ATF.Belatti wrote:What if you mix Dexron III "red" fluid in your "green" fluid Audi´s powersteering?
Will with regular water and continue driving. You can change the coolant later. Demineralized water is prefered for mixing the coolant, although not required.Belatti wrote:What if you have a water leak in the middle of nowhere and you have just demineralized water of doubtful quality (I mean, it can just be regular water) to fill in?
DOT 3, 4 and 5.1 are all polyethylene glycol based fluids. A lower number does however indicate that the fluid have a lower boiling point which can have safety implications.Belatti wrote:What if your car uses DOT4 brake fluid but you only can get a DOT3 type?
The colour alone will tell you nothing as different manufacturers can use different colours for different coolant specifications.Belatti wrote:hat if you see the oil guy pours a "yellow" coolant in your cars "green" or "red" coolant system and then tells you its all the same but with different coloring?
Use an OEM filter with an oil approved by the manufacturer. The car manufacturers and the oil and filter suppliers spend a lot of effort on both oil quality and filtration quality, and since it's near impossible to tell if the non oem approved stuff is good or not until it's too late, I recommend sticking to the oem stuff unless a car is significantly modified.Belatti wrote:And what about filters? Seriously, has anyone cheked what type of filters does the car dealers or the oil guys use? How can you know wich is the adequated filter that will let pass the "not dangerous" particles in order that your system doesnt clog and pressures doesnt rise?
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