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Old 10-04-2019, 08:20:24 AM
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Default Anticorrosion in Engines

There may be a better place to log this question on the Stak forum but here goes

After rebuilding these old engines what is the practice to keep / limit corrosion and scale from future buildup? Of course routine engine running and maintenance; avoiding water with lots of minerals etc. I there the "magic"product out there to treat engines that mostly sit idle?

Do people find the anti corrosion treatment on the store shelf next to the antifreeze effective? I have used that for years in the newer tractors but as have not opened those up so unsure as to effectiveness.
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I have antifreeze in all my tractors. It is supposed to have anti-corrosion properties. Have had good luck for going on 40 years.
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I use good antifreeze with clean rainwater and have had no problems with corrosion for over 20 years.
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I use good antifreeze with clean rainwater and have had no problems with corrosion for over 20 years.
Agree Phil. Good anitfreeze and distilled water (or rainwater) will do a pretty good job fighting corrosion.
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Default Re: Anticorrosion in Engines

Ford had a issue years back with the cylinders rusting thru from the water jacket side and they offered a additive that you mixed in with your antifreeze. the best i recall it didnt take much either. if i can think of the name or lay hands on a can which is more likley I will post back. Thinking the neighbor farmer has a can on the shelf!
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I was getting some corrosion inhibitor from the AC dealer but they quit carrying it a few years back. Seems the anti-corrosion properties can get depleted from antifreeze and need to be replenished if the AF isn't changed out.

You can get a test kit that measures alkalinity in the coolant and lets you know when it need attention.
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I would contact Jim Conte.
He is quite knowledgeable and sells anticorrosion and boiler treatment chemicals.
I have purchased products he recommended
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From https://penray.com/cooling-system-te...tal-corrosion/

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One major factor on the corrosion rate of the metals is the coolant’s pH. Shifts in coolant pH will affect the metals that corrode and the rate of each metal’s corrosion. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14. A coolant becomes more acidic closer to zero; and more alkaline toward 14. Coolant pH should always be maintained between 8.5 and 11. If a coolant’s pH drops below 8.5, it will become aggressive to ferrous metals (cast iron and steel), aluminum, copper and brass. If it increases above 11, it will become aggressive to aluminum and solder in a cooling system. Maintaining optimum pH in a coolant is a critical function of a quality coolant additive (SCA). It is important to use coolant additive package containing a pH buffer to insure the optimum pH range of the coolant.
The pH of pure water is 7.
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I know of an old farmer near me that used to put about a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in his tractors radiators every spring. I happened to be at his house one morning when he was doing it and he told me he did it every year. I assume it was his way of adjusting the PH in his coolant although I don't know if he understood the chemistry behind it or not. I guess it worked (for him). He operated the same 3 or 4 tractors for 40 years or more.
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I used to to us some in our big trucks. Don't remember the name of the product but it said on the label to us it every two years.
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