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Old 06-25-2017, 08:12 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ar5boosted View Post
My take on this is that the colder the water the more heat that it will need to absorb.

The downside of colder water is that it is 'harder' or denser. So I'm convinced that it led to blowing a head-gasket. Probably because there was too much water going in one particular cylinder. Sometimes what goes on in an engine is mysterious.
Then it would be better to just use a smaller amount of water, or to blend it with a small amount of ethanol to make it evaporate easier, and also the spraying pattern is important. Thinner droplets would increase the surface area in contact with the air in order to absorb heat and evaporate more effectively. Anyway, it doesn't sound so likely that a bigger amount of water in one particular cylinder would lead to a blown head gasket.
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