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Old 07-04-2009, 11:06 PM
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Important video/info on Cavitation

I made a youtube video brieflly explaining what is, and how to prevent Cavitation in any high compression engine.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUvRy...e=channel_page


If you know anyone else with a diesel and does not know about this, please send this video to him/her. All the info you need to know about Cavitation are in the video Discription.
 
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:41 AM
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Were you caught by surprise when you opened the radiator cap, or was it known the tank was down?
 
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:36 AM
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Were you caught by surprise when you opened the radiator cap, or was it known the tank was down?
No haha, it's been a little low like that for close to a year.
 
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:57 PM
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No haha, it's been a little low like that for close to a year.
Brave words lol.
 
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Nice video! I like the 15 year old learning to drive also.

I like the one on OBN's Tech articles as well. It shows an actual view of inside the cylinder walls and you can actually see water drip out of nowhere! And it has a nice animation of the explanation of cavitation.
http://www.oilburners.net/articles/cavitationartic.html
 
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:25 PM
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The video is quite clear and shows how to determine if you have enough additive in your coolant. But how do you test for cavitation itself, short of tearing the engine apart?
 
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You cant, even if the engine is tore apart. There's no way to measure cylinder wall thickness. If you dont have the symptoms of cavitation, then its not too late to start adding additives and such. Cavitation is not reversible, but it is stoppable.
 
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:39 PM
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I saw that video before John. I like how it makes things pretty clear for the average joe.lol I need to get some strips and test mine sometime soon too.
 
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This guy does not know what he is talking about!!!
He is either blind or a complete knucklehead.

The basics on cavitation he got right, but what the heck is he talking about rpm's and running the engine for?

It's the amount of additive in the coolant and it does not matter if the engine is running or not.

It's a test that needs a specific temp (between 50 and 130 degrees) and timed for between 45 and 75 seconds!

PPM is not the same as RPM, and it states 0 PPM, 300 PPM, 800 PPM, 1800 PPM and 3200 PPM, as in PARTS PER MILLION!
 
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Also, there is a thing they can do called sonic checking the block and it will measure the remaining thickness of the cylinder wall.
 
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Wow, archangel, wtf is with insults?


Good vid John.
 
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Wow, archangel, wtf is with insults?


Good vid John.
No haha hes right, I did do a mistake.
 
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Originally Posted by archangel View Post
This guy does not know what he is talking about!!!
He is either blind or a complete knucklehead.

The basics on cavitation he got right, but what the heck is he talking about rpm's and running the engine for?

It's the amount of additive in the coolant and it does not matter if the engine is running or not.

It's a test that needs a specific temp (between 50 and 130 degrees) and timed for between 45 and 75 seconds!

PPM is not the same as RPM, and it states 0 PPM, 300 PPM, 800 PPM, 1800 PPM and 3200 PPM, as in PARTS PER MILLION!
Thanks for pointing out my mistake! I didn't pay attention to bottle I guess, I will corect that. Anyway, I only made this video to try and get the word out, this is nothing pro!!
 
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:07 PM
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Good job with the video. RPM PPM same difference lol.
 
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Better check the date on those strips. When the third pad (nitrate) is brown they are NO GOOD. Unless you own a fleet of trucks it's better to buy the four pack of strips that are individually sealed.
 

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