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what happens if i not mix the dexcool coolant with water

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what happens if i not mix the dexcool coolant with water
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  autodoc_2000 replied 8 years ago.
If the coolant has not been mixed with water you run the risk of overheating. If the concentrate is to much coolant and not enough water the heat will not transfer from the engine to the coolant the way it should and in hot weather you will more than likely over heat. If the coolant left in the cooling system was diluted you may be fine. The best thing to do is check the strength of the coolant either with test strips of with a refractometer. You may be able to take a sample into a local shop that has a refractometer and have the strength checked.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
i made a coolant flush last week in my 2000 s10 i forget to mix the dexcool with water ,any problems with the water pump,gaskets,heater core,intake etc,?
Expert:  autodoc_2000 replied 8 years ago.
If you flushed the system with water you should be just fine.