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 Post subject: Soluble oil
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:09 am 
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Should I use soluble oil in my radiator - I have a slant 6 engine?

If soluble oil is suitable for use in the radiator/engine what quantity should I use?


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 Post subject: Re: Soluble oil
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:16 am 
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crickhollow wrote:
Should I use soluble oil in my radiator - I have a slant 6 engine?

If soluble oil is suitable for use in the radiator/engine what quantity should I use?

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You mean, in addition to an ethylene glycol anti freeze? Why, and where did you hear this?

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 Post subject: Re: Soluble oil
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:58 am 
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GTS225 wrote:
crickhollow wrote:
Should I use soluble oil in my radiator - I have a slant 6 engine?

If soluble oil is suitable for use in the radiator/engine what quantity should I use?

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You mean, in addition to an ethylene glycol anti freeze? Why, and where did you hear this?

Roger


Yeah, Why?

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 Post subject: Re: Soluble oil
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:59 am 
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crickhollow wrote:
Should I use soluble oil in my radiator - I have a slant 6 engine?

If soluble oil is suitable for use in the radiator/engine what quantity should I use?


Don't do it.

Years ago the owner of the company I worked for put soluble oil in the cooling system of his early 80s Cadillac. I guess he though it would lubricate the water pump and save him a few bucks by extending the life of the pump.

Well... it ruined all the hoses and cost him a bundle to have them all replaced. That Caddy was a nightmare under the hood and it was a big job.

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 Post subject: Re: Soluble oil
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:37 am 
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Well... it ruined all the hoses and cost him a bundle to have them all replaced.

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Very valid point. Not all "soft" under hood materials are oil resistant or proof.. It might take a month after addition, but they will deteriorate, leaving you with a possibly expensive mistake to correct.

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 Post subject: Re: Soluble oil
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:10 pm 
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Soluble oil is a product of the bad old days before permanent ethylene glycol coolants. Just don't go there. If you want to use it you might as well do a lube job and oil change every 1000 miles. Also discontinue use of seat belts, antibiotics, vaccines and anything else invented since WW2.

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 Post subject: Re: Soluble oil
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:22 pm 
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From my limited knowledge, soluble oil is a metal cutting coolant and lubricant, why on earth would you use this in your cooling system? it was designed for a completely different purpose.

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