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  • Cool/Heat: OAT, IAT, HOAT,POAT? antifreeze

    Not as prevalent as the "What oil should I use?" but what coolant should I use? iron, aluminum, brass, copper. solder, gaskets... all seem to play a role.

    In general, what coolant type is suitable for a Studebaker?
    Ron Dame
    '63 Champ

  • #2
    Good, old-fashioned ethylene-glycol green stuff....while you can still get it.

    'Most every Farm & Fleet, Tractor Supply-type place has it. Menards, too. BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    • #3
      O'Reilly's still carry the straight Antifreeze to Mix with water, and it's regular green old style, I paid 12.99 and got some Gallons of Distilled water to Mix with it.

      They hide it on the back of the Rack with the ripoff, 50% Water stuff in Front, twice the PROFIT!

      OAT, IAT, HOAT, POAT? Sounds like something to put into or come out of HORSES!
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        http://www.motosport.com/product?psr...FZeEaQodbmUNyA
        This will last years, and not even require a pressurized system. It doesn't boil (under normal usage) Won't turn acidic.
        Bez Auto Alchemy
        573-318-8948
        http://bezautoalchemy.com


        "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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        • #5
          I use Sierra, Napa has it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
            http://www.motosport.com/product?psr...FZeEaQodbmUNyA
            This will last years, and not even require a pressurized system. It doesn't boil (under normal usage) Won't turn acidic.
            Evans Coolant is THE best, however don't even THINK about just draining and Pouring it in!

            Be sure to get the detailed, complicated, procedure to install this special replacement Coolant for Anti-Freeze.

            Part of it is: replace the Cap with a Evans Cap, Plug the Water Manifold Bleed Hole, Boil and steam the entire Engine, Radiator and Heater Core completely DRY, no moisture can be in the System.
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              Right you are Rich. I just take it for granted that people can read. (directions on the container)
              Bez Auto Alchemy
              573-318-8948
              http://bezautoalchemy.com


              "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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              • #8
                Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                Plug the Water Manifold Bleed Hole
                Rich, what do you mean by plugging the water manifold bleed hole?
                Paul
                Winston-Salem, NC
                Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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                • #9
                  Why would you use anything other than the extended life stuff as found in all new cars? It's based on propylene glycol, less toxic and is good for many, many years.

                  My Caddy came with it from the factory with it, and when I replaced the water pump after 15 years, everything I could see was spotless and corrosion free.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by r1lark View Post
                    Rich, what do you mean by plugging the water manifold bleed hole?
                    The Studebaker V8's have a small hole at the bottom of the Thermostat Area of the Water Manifold under the Thermostat, to Bi-pass the Stat. if stuck closed, for some reason Evans wants it plugged.
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
                      http://www.motosport.com/product?psr...FZeEaQodbmUNyA
                      This will last years, and not even require a pressurized system. It doesn't boil (under normal usage) Won't turn acidic.
                      I note they don't have a recommendation for cars. Why would that be?

                      • Waterless Coolant for: MX bikes, trail bikes, enduro bikes, street bikes, quad bikes, ATVs, UTVs and snowmobiles.
                      Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

                      40 Champion 4 door*
                      50 Champion 2 door*
                      53 Commander K Auto*
                      53 Commander K overdrive*
                      55 President Speedster
                      62 GT 4Speed*
                      63 Avanti R1*
                      64 Champ 1/2 ton

                      * Formerly owned

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                      • #12
                        That's my question as well. You can get Sierra which is propylene glycol based, but it is green as well, and like most green coolant, should be changed every two years rather than 5 years for red/pink/purple/yellow coolants.


                        Originally posted by jnormanh View Post
                        Why would you use anything other than the extended life stuff as found in all new cars? It's based on propylene glycol, less toxic and is good for many, many years.

                        My Caddy came with it from the factory with it, and when I replaced the water pump after 15 years, everything I could see was spotless and corrosion free.
                        Ron Dame
                        '63 Champ

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ddub View Post
                          I note they don't have a recommendation for cars. Why would that be?

                          • Waterless Coolant for: MX bikes, trail bikes, enduro bikes, street bikes, quad bikes, ATVs, UTVs and snowmobiles.
                          That's just one company offering Evans coolant. It is the first thing that popped up on google. If you really are interested in the product, go directly to Evans website.
                          Bez Auto Alchemy
                          573-318-8948
                          http://bezautoalchemy.com


                          "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by r1lark View Post
                            Rich, what do you mean by plugging the water manifold bleed hole?
                            Ah, gotcha, know exactly what you are referring to......my mind just needed a jumpstart.
                            Paul
                            Winston-Salem, NC
                            Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
                              http://www.motosport.com/product?psr...FZeEaQodbmUNyA
                              This will last years, and not even require a pressurized system. It doesn't boil (under normal usage) Won't turn acidic.
                              Huummmmm. Evans is ethylene glycol, 67%, a trace of propylene glycol, 2% corrosion inhibitors, balance (about 30%) water.


                              http://contrails.free.fr/temp/NPG+_MSDS.PDF

                              Why on earth would you pay $28 for that when you can buy Zerex (or any other brand) which is 90% ethylene glycol with inhibitors? Just add some water to Zerex, and presto, the same thing as Evans.

                              http://complyplus.grainger.com/grain...d=3822589#sec2

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