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ANTI FREEZE in TIRES

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Al
Hi, In the mid 80s, an old dealer told me that he put a little shot of pure anti freeze in these tires to fix leaks. He said it would soften the rubber and it would even seal around a nail. I thought this was great and so I started putting anti-freeze in 50/50 for weight. After 3 years, I started to see some of these rear tires with bumps, gourds and grotesque twists in the tread. When dismounted many of the cords were a snarl inside the tire. Not all the tires failed, but too many did. Then the Sunrunners came out and needed every bit of traction they could get. Someone suggested washer fluid and they approved use of it. I have never had any trouble with the washer fluid, and rims and paint etc. seem to show no effects from it. Al Eden

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sbull78
i used washer fluid and the traction was great!i am now using calcium chloride inside a heavy duty tire and that is working awesome as well, just as long as the tube doesnt leak becasue it will start to eat rims after awhile...if someone did rimguard(beet juice) close to me i would do that as i think this is the best scenario....

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Al
Hi, Tires need to have some air when fluid is used. When the tire is standing upright with the valve up, air should come out of the valve stem. If the tire is tipped toward the valve stem, fluid can come out. This would be the max amount of fluid that should be used in a tire. Beyond this the tire loses the ability flex, tread to lay flat on the bottom, not ride or behave like a solid tire. Al Eden

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Storm7012
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Originally posted by Burntime
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Dead puppys aren't much fun.
OMG, thats an old doctor demento song!:D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57KDDKbfhmI
I didn't think anyone would remember that.....lol

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