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post #1 of 16 Old 06-29-2008, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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What water?

I'm changing the coolant, can i use tap water, or do i have to use distilled water? i know i know stupid question
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thats not a stupid question, tap water is fine but if yu feel better using distilled water then go for it , wont hurt it either way

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I use distilled water or drinking water. I get it from walmart for like 60 cents a gallon, or i just use the RO system in my house. Problem with the RO is i only can get about a gallon before its empty and need to refill. Just don't be like my dad and use frickin pond water.

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i'll just use tap water, or i do have the Pur Faucet Filter, i'll maybe just run it threw that
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If you have a filter definatly run it through that.

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Bottled water = tap water anyways

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If you have a filter definatly run it through that.


ok will do, now if i could only find instructions on how to hook up my coolant filter, i may have to call diesel site, and have them emailed to me
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ok will do, now if i could only find instructions on how to hook up my coolant filter, i may have to call diesel site, and have them emailed to me
Hm, there's a mod i oughta do.

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yes you should your water pump will love ya
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In all honesty, you should use distilled water. The reason for this is that there are almost no impurites in it. A lot of the crap that comes out of your radiator is the sediment in tap water. Have you ever boiled a pot of water totally dry? All the crap that is left over in the bottom of the pan is what's going to end up coating your heater core and radiator. It's only a buck or so a gallon. I'd just buy it.

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