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Our W5 engine has now been completely rebuilt after installing two sleeves. I just have water in the radiator. I have been surfing the net on what coolants are being used in these old engines. Some use antifreeze or a mixture and some say use water only. What are you using?? All suggestions appreciated.

Where Are You From? Kamloops BC Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star (being restored to a delivery service van)

Re: antifreeze


I have used "Ethylene Gycol" antifreeze (the green stuff) in the 1932 Frontenac for over 40 years and have had good results. I always use "distilled water" to dilute the anti freeze as purchased from Canadian Tire. I collect the water from my dehumidifier in the summer months to get the distilled water. No lime or chemicals in it.


Where Are You From? Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Frontenac built by Dominion Motors, Leaside

Re: antifreeze

I also use ethylene gycol in all my rigs year around....Most will have a rust inhibitor as well as a water pump lubricant, this may help detour rust pitting and pinholing...Using just plain water can prove disastrous if you forget to drain in cold weather.

Where Are You From? Yuma, AZ / Leavenworth, WA

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes


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