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Frozen Motor!

Old 12-18-2003, 01:20 PM
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OK. So I put my car in my grandma's barn while I'm at school. I prepped it for storage like draining the fuel remove battery etc. I'm going home today for the next month and I was thinking about my cart and I began to think how it was cold in the barn (planning on working on my car in there) and then I remembered... I'm fairly certain that I still just have pure water as the coolant!!! I'm hoping that I just don't remember adding real coolant. I will kill myself if the ice popped my engine.



What usually goes when the coolant freezes? Does it usually just take out the radiator or wil it crack housings also? I am so pissed at myself right now. Why does water have to be like the only substance to expand when it solidifies!!!!
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Old 12-18-2003, 01:37 PM
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If it froze you are screwed. Happened to a local with his brand new worked 3 rotor...
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Originally Posted by rmaiersg' date='Dec 18 2003, 11:20 AM
OK. So I put my car in my grandma's barn while I'm at school. I prepped it for storage like draining the fuel remove battery etc. I'm going home today for the next month and I was thinking about my cart and I began to think how it was cold in the barn (planning on working on my car in there) and then I remembered... I'm fairly certain that I still just have pure water as the coolant!!! I'm hoping that I just don't remember adding real coolant. I will kill myself if the ice popped my engine.



What usually goes when the coolant freezes? Does it usually just take out the radiator or wil it crack housings also? I am so pissed at myself right now. Why does water have to be like the only substance to expand when it solidifies!!!!
Here's an example:



The water will freeze and then expand.
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Old 12-18-2003, 01:39 PM
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that sux real bad
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Originally Posted by rmaiersg' date='Dec 18 2003, 11:20 AM
OK. So I put my car in my grandma's barn while I'm at school. I prepped it for storage like draining the fuel remove battery etc. I'm going home today for the next month and I was thinking about my cart and I began to think how it was cold in the barn (planning on working on my car in there) and then I remembered... I'm fairly certain that I still just have pure water as the coolant!!! I'm hoping that I just don't remember adding real coolant. I will kill myself if the ice popped my engine.



What usually goes when the coolant freezes? Does it usually just take out the radiator or wil it crack housings also? I am so pissed at myself right now. Why does water have to be like the only substance to expand when it solidifies!!!!
I don't know if its rotary urban legend but I have heard of 12a housings cracking all too hell. Dunno about 13b's though but it seems the same chances...



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take the engine out and defrost it in an oven or something



that sucks though, did you try turning it by hand ?
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13BACE



That port looks bigger than my FIST! Tell me that is damage from freezing! LOL Otherwise that is the fuggliest port job I have seen heheh.



I joke but that must be expansion damage cause there is not enough material for the corner seal to journey across



It's like a MONSTER port
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Originally Posted by twstdmtl' date='Dec 18 2003, 02:49 PM
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That port looks bigger than my FIST! Tell me that is damage from freezing! LOL Otherwise that is the fuggliest port job I have seen heheh.



I joke but that must be expansion damage cause there is not enough material for the corner seal to journey across



It's like a MONSTER port
No joke, a bad mix of coolant did that over a winter to one of the member's cars... Cozmodonk, aka Fujiwara(sp?)
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I prepped it for storage like draining the fuel
why did you drain the fuel?? your sasposed to have atleast half of a tank when you store a car.
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Old 12-18-2003, 03:23 PM
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shut up noob, so if the water caused that damage, how was the port fucked up and not the water jacket?
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