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Old 10-26-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Its freezing temps, motor ok?

A friend said he lost his bus one year because he let it continuity freeze at night. (A very old 1950 bus)
Well out of no where we get a frost and the temps are 27 right now.

I did not prepare anything other then brand new high grade antifreeze, and my bus is from the 1980's.

Assuming its ok?
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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Re: Its freezing temps, motor ok?

Make sure your antifreeze/water ratio is rated for below the tempetures you expect this winter. If you bought premixed 50/50 you are probably fine unless you live in Alaska (If it is all new, not just filled). It would be a good idea to have a tester. They look like a little turkey baster, with little colored balls inside. You draw a little antifreeze out of your radiator with it, and the different balls float at different ratios. The coldest ratio ball that is floating is where your protected to. This goes for all vehicles that are liquid cooled.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:34 AM   #3
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Re: Its freezing temps, motor ok?

Also I have some power cables coming down from the motor.
Should I plug those in?

27f is very cold for where I live, its never that cool.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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Re: Its freezing temps, motor ok?

lol you mean a block heater? unless its gets to 0F i wouldnt worry about it IF your antifreeze is good enough. there is little testers you can find at auto stores where you suck up a bit of antifreeze in it and it measures the strength of it.

now fresh water inside the bus and tanks etc should be drained including hot water heater!
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