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Old 03-06-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Hawaii to Colorado.

What ratio of coolant to water should I change the radiator to before driving across the Rocky Mountains to live in Co.? Any other advice? I've not lived in these near zero conditions before.

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Old 03-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #2
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WOW.. Hawaii to Colorado.. Thats a big change.. first things first WELCOME TO WF..

As to coolant.. mixing it at 50/50 is fine.. also if there is nothing wrong with your radiator I would say its fine.. I always think adding a trans cooler is never a bad idea so maybe do that..

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:55 AM   #3
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I'd also check into a remote starter, if you don't have one. Also, when you get there, check with the locals to see if they recommend an engine block heater.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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My home is in Peyton, Colorado. It is just east of Colorado Springs. People hear Colorado and think "OMG, that is blizzard country." It isn't true though. We only get regular snow in the mountains. Denver and the Springs see a few storms a year but usually the day after is clear and the snow is melted.

An engine block heater might come in handy on the coldest days or if you are moving to a ski town. It is a wasted anywhere else, especially if you will be parking in a garage.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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Standard 50/50 mix antifreeze to water is your best bet. Comes premixed as "coolant".
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