What is an alternate for antifreeze?
The functioning of antifreeze is based on the observation that the freezing temperature of a liquid is lowered when something is dissolved in it. In theory, anything that dissolves in water can be used as an antifreeze. In practice, there are several limiting constraints. First is that the substance should mix together with water in any ratio. Some liquids are difficult to dissolve, or crystallize at lower temperatures. Second is that the antifreeze should be inert, that is, not react chemically with anything it comes into contact with in the cooling system. Third, it should be cheap; and fourth, it should not cause the buildup of unwanted pressure within the cooling system -- this means the antifreeze should have a high boiling point. The almost universally-used substance that matches all these specifications is ethylene glycol, which has a boiling point of 387$F. A cooling system that has a 1:1 ratio between glycol and water has a freezing point of about -40$F, ideal for the normal range of applications. Additionally Antifreeze has additives that help to lube the water pump, and inhibitors to keep rust in check. There is no really good, cheap, alternative at this time, although there are studies concerning using glycerin, a byproduct of turning Soybeans or Corn into Bio-diesel as an antifreeze substitute.
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Can you easily remove the antifreeze reservoir so you can change the alternator from above on an 87 Toyota van?
On my '87 Toyota van the resivor just slides off when you pull directly up on it... though im not sure if this is factory standard or a modification made by a previous(and pos…sibly frustrated)owner of my van.
What is wrong with 1992 Toyota Camry leaking antifreeze out of small round hole under alternator causing overheating?
Answer . \nDefective water pump.
on the engine.
The alternator is the device in a vehicle's engine compartment that generates electricity. It is commonly found bolted to the engine block and driven by the belt assembly.
Answer . Clean it out!! water will not hurt an alternator but Antifreeze will breakdown the varnish on the Stator windings! Oils is bad but Antifreeze is worse.
An alternator is an electromechanical device that converts mechanical energy to alternating currant electrical energy.
The alternator generates power to run the car and charge thebattery. An alternator in a vehicle generates Alternate Current (AC) insteadof Direct Current (DC) electricity to …power the vehicle.
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an alternator recharges the battery of your car
It is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy on a car. It works by:the alternator creates an electric field by spinning a magnetic rotor with direct cur…rent inside stator windings. an ac voltage is developed and rectified dc. this voltage is compared to the battery voltage and determines the current through the rotor. if the battery voltage is lower than the alternator voltage, more current through the rotor increases the magnetic field and creates a larger alternator voltage. if the battery voltage is higher, less current through the rotor decreases the alternator voltage.
You have alternatives when there is more than one possibility and you can choose between at least two things.
This is an easy answer. The alternator is hooked (through wires blue and black) to the battery. So every time you start an engine the alternator kicks on and charges the b…attery. That's practically how it works. To add a bit to the above- an alternator produces an alternating electrical current (unlike a generator, which produces a direct current- DC vs AC) On modern cars, the alternator produces the current used to charge the battery, and operate electrical equipment on the car, such as lights, wipers, radio, etc.
The devices that develop electric power are a generator (for direct current), or an alternator (alternating current). In a car, an alternator is used, with a rectifier, becaus…e of size and weight considerations.
In Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
To prevent the coolant freezing, to help keep the system clean and prevent corrosion and to make the coolant more efficient in cooling the engine.
In Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Yes it loses it's ability to protect the engine and must be replaced, around every two years is the usual time between changes.
In American Cars
Ethylene glycol was first prepared in 1859 by Charles Adolphe Wurtz, a French chemist. .
A second answer, perfectly proper, to a question. "is light a wave?". Well, "yes". But also, "yes and no". It implies that the question needs refining.