Tech Tips: Avoid Cavitation with Coolant Conditioner

Did you just read that headline and say to yourself, cavi-whatnow?  

See the pit holes? Cavitation is bad news.

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one – there are lots of machinery owners out there who don’t know that their engine might be at risk of cavitation.

Caused when bubbles form and implode under high pressure, cavitation can cause pitting in the water jacket side of cylinder walls.  This pitting eventually allows coolant into the combustion chamber or crankcase, which, as you might guess, is not good.  Engine repair or replacement is a very expensive headache you always want to avoid if you can.  Luckily there’s a simple solution that’s available in our Parts Department – New Holland coolant conditioner.

Adding conditioner is a small step that will go a long way towards protecting your engine and extending its productivity.  Just add conditioner to your cooling system – how often and how much will vary, but you’re supposed to keep it at a ratio of 5% conditioner to 95% fluid so keep an eye on it over time.  Fall is a great time to change your coolant so do it now and do it right – your engine will thank you later.

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