1994 Chevy Silverado NO ANTIFREEZE

Tiny
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 126,000 MILES
MY TRUCK IS IN STORAGE WITH NO ANTIFREEZE I'M IN FLORIDA PANHANDLE. IT STARTED FREEZING, I UNHOOKED THE RADIATOR HOSE TO THE WATER PUMP LOWER SIDE AND OPENED THE RADIATOR. WILL IT BE OK?
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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 AT 11:21 PM

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Tiny
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It may be ok. Remember, some of the water will stay in the engine block. There are drain plugs on the engine. Regardless, what I recommend is to replace the hose, refill the system with a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water. That way you will be fine. Also, coolant also boils at a much higher boiling point. Thus, it will help pritect the engine in the summer plus it helps prevent rust.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Joe
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Thursday, January 7th, 2010 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
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THANKS! JOE I DID WHAT YOU SUGGESTED. THEN RAN ONLY A FEW MINUTES. THE TEMP HERE GOT INTO THE UPPER 50s ALL DAY. DROPPING FAST TONIGHT LOW 20s. AGAIN THANKS THAT 350 IS ONLY BEEN COMPLETELY REBUILT ONE YEAR WITH ONLY 10,356 MILES ON IT. JUST REPLACED WATER PUMP AND RADIATOR AND FORGOT ANTIFREEZE!
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Thursday, January 7th, 2010 AT 8:56 PM

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