The CJ3A Page CJ3B.info

Author Topic: radiator coolant  (Read 105 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MikeP

  • Willys Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 80
  • Total likes: 0
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • if it dont work hit it with a hammer
    • View Profile
radiator coolant
« on: July 22, 2019, 12:03:43 AM »
ok so which is the best as ive no idea which type to use etc
1950 willys cj3a

Offline Rus Curtis

Re: radiator coolant
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 10:23:18 AM »
I use the green type.  I don't use the red.  I also strongly suggest distilled water as it minimizes mineral deposits from electrolysis.

I prefer Prestone as it hasn't caused any problems for me and the additives will help.
'54 CJ-3B "Green Gruntt"
Bantam T3-C

Offline MikeP

  • Willys Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 80
  • Total likes: 0
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • if it dont work hit it with a hammer
    • View Profile
Re: radiator coolant
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 02:23:30 PM »
all right so green stuff and distilled water and im pretty sure the system is gonna need a good flush or 2 any idea on a good product to add for the flushings so i can clean the bad stuff out
1950 willys cj3a

Offline Rus Curtis

Re: radiator coolant
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 04:10:27 PM »
They make commercial flush but I've heard of some using vinegar - same principal as cleaning a coffee pot.  Ingenious.

If I clean, I may do that.
'54 CJ-3B "Green Gruntt"
Bantam T3-C

Offline MikeP

  • Willys Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 80
  • Total likes: 0
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • if it dont work hit it with a hammer
    • View Profile
Re: radiator coolant
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 08:22:43 AM »
well i bought 2 jugs of this stuff and it should be the right stuff and the right amount
1950 willys cj3a

Offline Rus Curtis

Re: radiator coolant
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 09:46:01 AM »
Never seen that brand before.  Looks good.  You should have a bit left over after mixing. 

My technique is to poor the remaining water into the leftover half gal antifreeze to have top-of 50/50 ready to go (just mark it so you know).
'54 CJ-3B "Green Gruntt"
Bantam T3-C