Sorry to hear about your wife, I know the feeling, but he wasn't 3
ft..... never mind
Anyway, Why not put antifreeze in?? Water is a BIG corrosive agent.
antifreeze stops most of that. Under no set of circumstances ever put
distilled water in. YOu want corrosion?? Distilled water is the way
to go. I am not talking about build up of minerals, but diltilled
water has no mineral and will leach ions (basically metal) out of the
block. Antifreeze stops most if not all of that leaching. There are
others on the list that can give a better chemical analysis of the
actual reaction that leaches metal from the block and into the water.
Also when you have different metal in solution (aluminum, iron,
copper etc) you get more reactions. Basically, do not use distilled
water, you calcium water is better and antifreeze is best, unless you
are draining and refilling on a regular basis, and I am not at all
sure of that.
On May 19, 2005, at 9:17 AM, Jim Johnson wrote:
> I think my wife is cheating on me with a 3 foot tall midget so I want
> to know.... :-)
> My MKIII Midget is out and about again after my clutch hydraulics
> rebuild. Thanks to all who coached me through that first time
> Now I have a couple new questions.
> 1) I still have anti-freeze in it which will come out today in favor
> of plain old water. Do I use tap water (full of calcium around here)
> or distilled (which I am leaning toward). Also, I recall people on
> this list talking about putting some sort of wetting agent in the
> water to increase it's heat transfer effeciency. What do you use and
> where do you get it?
> 2) Clunking noises. I don't like clunking noises. They usually come
> attached to $$$$.
> When I engage the clutch I get a distinct, heavy "Clack" or "Clunk"
> from somewhere in the butt end. There seems to be some "lash" in the
> drive train, too. Or maybe it is just my imagination due to the clunk
> sound. The car has wires on it - should I pull the rear wheels and
> examin the splines? There is also an occasional vibration when
> reaching about 30 nph and above. If I back off on the gas a few times
> it smooths out and goes away for a while. U-joints?
> All input gratefully received....
> Jim - enjoying his Midget in Dodge City
> 1964 R60/2
> 1968 MG Midget
> 1976 R90/6
> 1990 K100LT
> **Don't underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.**
Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St. - 1015 Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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