Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
I test the corrosion inhibitor life in the coolant with a multimeter. With the engine cool and the side panel off, remove the radiator cap and put one meter probe in the coolant not touching metal. Touch the other probe to the battery negative post. The meter should read less than 0.3 volts DC. More voltage than this shows that the corrosion inhibitors are depleted and the coolant needs to be changed. (Works on all engines--cars, etc.)
You should take a good look at all the gizmos the previous owner installed. If any of them are grounded to the frame, disconnect them. Run a negative wire to the battery negative post and connect all these wires to this negative line instead of to the frame/ engine/radiator/whatever.
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