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Re: [Land-speed] Electrolysis Issues...

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Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Electrolysis Issues...
From: Skip Higginbotham <>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 06:47:13 -0700
I have used Prestone Super Anti-rust successfully. Mix per 
instructions. I don't think that it is flammable.


At 06:51 PM 8/23/2009, drmayf wrote:
>Well, it is Miller time here at the Mayfield Ranch and compound in 
>Pahrump. However, I have forgone the MIller is lieu of a double gin 
>martini on the rocks, stirred not shaken with a plethora of pimento 
>stuffed olives, the dinky size.  I have been cleanining parts all 
>day long, as yesterday I removed the motor from the worlds fastest 
>sunbeam (wannabe) in order to install a cutom grind turbo cam and 
>solid roller lifters. As I was cleaning the heads today, I find that 
>around some of the water ports in the head I see signs of 
>electrolysis. My heads are aluminum and the block is cast iron but 
>in between is a solid copper head gasket.  That seems to me to make 
>a fine battery of sorts. What have you folk done to remediate the 
>electrolysis problem?  Is putting a sacrificial zinc bar in the 
>coolant water a solution? What others are there? I use distilled 
>water per the head makers instructions and also Red Line water 
>wetter. Nothing else. Is there a product that will prevent corrosion 
>that comes in a bottle or can?
>Thoughts? Comments?
>many thanks in advance,
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