Antifreeze?

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Im about to reinstall my water pump seal in my 300 MXC and i have a few questions.

1) Do i need to put some type of sealant around the seal before i install it?

2) I have never bought antifreeze before, so when i go to the autozone do i just get some regular ole generic antifreeze and some distilled water and mix it 50:50?? And what is this i hear about water wetter or someting? do i replace the water with that or what?


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Jaybird

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#2
50/50 water anti-freeze is far less effective than pure water at exchanging heat. Pure water with a surfactant such as Water Wetter is even better. Thing is you won't have any freeze protection.
I suggest you use water and a surfactant as the directions say, and add a small percentage of anti-freeze to protect when it freezes. Some anti-freeze also has some anti-corrosion additives.
You won't need much Water Wetter, read the directions.

If you can find Engine Ice, it's mixed and ready to go.