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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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How do you get antifreeze out of your oil?

By repairing he problem, which is more than likely a blown head gasket. Do not drive this car as severe engine damage will occur.. My two cents: Note that other leaks can cause this problem. GM 3.1L and 3.4L SFI engines get this problem from a lower intake gasket. Chrysler OHC V6 Engines (chain timed) will do this if the water pump leaks.

What is the alterneator?

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.

Antifreeze in your oil?

Antifreeze in your oil is symptomatic of a blown head gasket. If your head gasket is blown you may have warped your head ( and possibly cracked it ). The fix for this is to remove the head and take it to a machine shop and to replace it along with a new head gasket.

What is antifreeze used for?

Antifreeze/Coolant is a fluid that prevents the car from overheating or becoming so cold that it won't start. Without it, in the summer, your car would run too hot, and in the winter, your car wouldn't run at all.

What does an alternator do?

An alternator is an electromechanical device that converts mechanical energy to alternating currant electrical energy.

How do you put antifreeze in?

wait till the engine is cool...then slowly take of radiator cap with a glove or towel, in case there is still pent up pressure. get a funnel and put either 50/50 or dilute ur own coolant in the radiator through funnel. add until u see the fluid just below top of cap. squeeze heater hose connected to radiator to "burb" ur radiator. this will cause some fluid to go into the heater hose and lower the fluid add more till it's just below cap again, keep repeating the "burping" phase till no more will go into hose, then add coolant till its just below cap, put lid back on and you have added coolant! :)

What is an alternator for?

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.

How much antifreeze?

A mix of 50% clean water and 50% straight antifreeze is good formost areas. If you live where the temp goes below -30 degrees F, amix of 25% clean water and 75% straight antifreeze would be better.

Why check antifreeze?

Antifreese degrades through time and dilution, and may not afford the same protection that it first did.

What color is antifreeze?

In most cases it it an iridescent green color, but It depends onthe year make and model. It could be green, yellow, red, or pink,blue, or purple. If it has been contaminated with oil it will be gray.

Is diethyl in antifreeze?

Yes diethyl can be found in antifreeze. Diethyl is also found inpaint removers. Diethyl is also known as ether.

What is the smell of antifreeze?

It may smell kind of sweet. If it's leaking into the passenger cabin from the heater core, some people say it smells like maple syrup. but it's hard to describe a smell. Best thing to do is to open a container of antifreeze and take a sniff.

What is green antifreeze?

The green colour is just a dye. Green antifreeze is generally referred to as "universal" antifreeze - it's accepted in a very wide range of motors, both petrol and diesel.

What is alternator?

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 current 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.

What are alternatives?

You have alternatives when there is more than one possibility and you can choose between at least two things.

Why does antifreeze freeze?

Depending on the kind of antifreeze it is, it will freeze at different temperatures. If it is strait antifreeze it will not freeze until very cold temperatures, but if it is 50/50 or if you add water to it, it will have a higher freezing point.

What is alternator do?

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 battery. 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.

What is a alternator?

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, because of size and weight considerations.

Why antifreeze is in the oil?

You did not say what size engine are what it is in, so I'll try my best to give you the correct answer. If you have a v8 or v6 engine, Then it is very common for the intake manifold gasket to leak engine coolant into the lifter gallery when the intake gasket blows. It is not common what so ever for a head gasket to allow antifreeze to get into the oil when they blow. Need to check intake gasket first. If we did not help you then ask your question again.

Is antifreeze combustible?

Antifreeze is composed of mainly ethylene glycol or propylene glycol, both of which are combustible. So yes, antifreeze IS combustible. However, neither of these compounds is very easily ignited. But although it is HIGHLY unlikely that antifreeze could start a fire, antifreeze could be dangerous if it actually gets hot enough to burn (such as in an ongoing structure fire).

What is the effect of antifreeze?

Antifreeze is used as an engine coolant. While keeping an enginefrom overheating, the liquid also disperses the heat through thevehicles heater core, giving passengers warmth in the winter.

Does antifreeze burn?

Yes. Full strength antifreeze is mostly ethylene glycol, and will burn. The flash point is about 250 degrees, so it won't burn unless it is very warm, or on a warm surface (like an exhaust manifold).

Is antifreeze a colloid?

Basic antifreeze is a solution of ethylene glycol in water. This is not collodial, it's a true solution. However, if other additives are present, it's possible for it to be a colloid.

What to do with used antifreeze?

Try reusing it, you can save a lot of money by doing this method. Find a recycling center to dispose of, try an auto parts store.

Why do you uses antifreeze?

Anti-freeze disburses heat produced by the engine (via radiator), thus preventing engine from overheating and allowing it to properly function.

Can antifreeze get old?

Yes. The purpose of antifreeze is to prevent a rigid enclosure from undergoing physical stresses and catastrophic deformation due to the expansion that occurs when water turns to ice . Most antifreezes are chemical compounds made to be added to water to reduce the freezing point of the mixture below the lowest temperature that the system is likely to be exposed to. However when antifreeze is exposed to extreme temperatures it can freeze or boil, that is the property of every single liquid on the planet.

How do you get antifreeze out of your anus?

First, this is a medical emergency and warrants a call to 911. You're on a clock here and time is critical. The principle ingredient in antifreeze is ethylene glycol. The problem with this is that it absorbs into the system very quickly. If you need to remove this from a colon, you should have completed this within 1 hour or less of the time the substance was introduced. Remove and bag patients exposed clothing and mark as biohazard. Irrigate contaminated areas with warm, soapy water (during transport or for at least 15 minutes if the patient is entirely asymptomatic and you are certain insufficient time for absorption has passed). This will transport through the skin, although not as fast as it will into open wounds, mucus membranes or the GI tract (in that order). Again, if you catch this within a very short time window of introduction (e.g. < 1 hour), colonic lavage with warm water and perhaps a mild soap may help. Be advised that in oral dosages, hospitals are now skipping gastric lavage as the absorption rate is so fast that lavage is not helpful. If there's a sign of symptoms (as noted on the container), transport to hospital immediately. Ethylene glycol overdose can be fatal, or cause permanent damage (most frequently to the kidneys). No studies exist (that I can find in any case) on uptake through the mucus membranes of the colon, so the rate of uptake can only be guessed.

Why do you use antifreeze?

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.

Does antifreeze get old?

Yes it loses it's ability to protect the engine and must be replaced, around every two years is the usual time between changes.

Does toothpaste have antifreeze in it?

Yes toothpaste contains antifreeze along with other compounds that help purify the mouth whenever they are in use, tooth paste contains a safe antifreeze not harmful to human's..

Why is your antifreeze solidifying?

Antifreeze is supposed to be mixed with preferably distilled water 50 / 50 in a vehicle ( do not exceed 60 % antifreeze in the mix ) Straight antifreeze will freeze around ( 7 ) degrees Fahrenheit , I believe

When was antifreeze discovered?

it was discovered in west Virginia along the kanawa river.there was a portion of the river that would not freeze over in the winter from spillage from a nearby union-carbide plant in the first half of the 20th century..........

What does antifreeze mean?

For Engines: Anti Freeze is most commonly Glycol andanti-corosion aditives that the consumer mixes with water to use asengine coolant. There are other Liquids than Glycol in use for thesame purposes. In Popular culture: in the 1990s Antifreeze was used to mean badcheap Liquor or Home Made Liquor with the underlying premiss thatit may cause blindness like antifreeze when drunk. Now there has been a Drug around called Antifreeze. But what it isand what it does I don't know. I am just too old.

What is an alternative answer?

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.

Why is antifreeze necessary?

To keep your engine from overheating the coolant runs from the radiator through the hoses into the block and back through the hoses into the radiator where it gets cooled by the fan and the air and starts the process all over again.

How can antifreeze get into the oil?

Depending on the type engine there are different answers: Every engine: . Head gasket failure, from over heat or warp-age or just failed . Some auto engines have the pump mounted on the timing cover so the gasket can fail and pump coolant into the oil . Many V configuration engines can have an intake gasket failure and cause this . A casting "porosity" meaning the metal itself can leak Heavy Diesel And gasoline engines: . All of the above . These engine have an oil cooler that takes coolant and runs it through a "radiator" with oil to cool the oil. As they are Bolted together they can leak oil into coolant and coolant into oil.

Who invented the antifreeze?

There are more than one kind of antifreeze used at different times and for different purposes, which do you want? . Alcohol based antifreeze (obsolete) . Ethylene Glycol antifreeze . Propylene Glycol antifreeze (used in potable water systems) . etc.

Does antifreeze freezes?

I believe that STRAIGHT antifreeze , not mixed with preferably distilled water , freezes at 7* Fahrenheit

Is glycol antifreeze?

Ethylene glycol is actual 'antifreeze' but it often times called glycol which is improper as there are many otehr chemicals made up of 'glycol'

What do you mix antifreeze with?

In a vehicle engine cooling system : ( DISTILLED WATER is PREFERRED ) Usually mixed 50 / 50 with antifreeze , Ford states not to exceed 60 % antifreeze in the mix