Antifreeze and antifreeze - means designed to cool automobile engines.
Some motorists do not see in them a fundamental difference, others doubt the quality of the old good antifreeze, and the third and do not mix these liquids safely.
Anti-freezing liquids (antifreeze)
If as a cooling liquid in a shirtThe engine is flooded with water, then in case of leaving it in the frost, the formed ice, expanding, will necessarily damage the internal parts, or even completely tear the shell of the shirt. Special coolants for cars prevent damage to parts because they have a lower freezing point and, moreover, when crystallized, the antifreeze turns into a mushy mass that is not capable of damaging the parts. Crystallizing, antifreezes lose their fluidity, so they are no longer able to fulfill their mission.
Antifreezes used as cooling agentsLiquids for cars, are created on the basis of ethylene glycol diluted with water, with the addition of various additives. The latter are designed to give the solution additional properties: anticorrosive, anticavitational, anti-foam and fluorescent (coloring).
Tosol is also an antifreeze
It so happened that all of us are compelled to participate in the paradox of the Russian language that was created involuntarily. Probably, many times I have heard such a dialogue:
- Do you have antifreeze?
- No, I do not have antifreeze. I have antifreeze.
The abbreviation TOSOL stands for: the technology of organic synthesis of OL (that is, alcohol).
The name "antifreeze" became its own,Although within this name a number of different brands, denoted by Latin letters and numbers. In this case, the original noun "tosol" initially became a common noun. Meanwhile, the word "antifreeze" is a common name for all non-freezing liquids. It is translated as "not freezing, against freezing".
Is it possible to interfere with different brands of antifreezes
"Is it possible to mix antifreeze with antifreeze?"- this is how the question is most often posed by car enthusiasts, without going into the variety of both. As noted, different brands of antifreeze contain a different set of additives, sometimes conflicting with each other. As a result, something may precipitate and clog the system.
If you still had to mix different coolants on the trip, upon arrival in the garage, rinse the cooling system with distilled water. The same must be done when switching from one antifreeze to another.
Proceeding from all above-stated, it is better notMix coolant, especially if they have different distinctive colors. First of all, this refers to the domestic green tosola and foreign antifreezes, which are often red.