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Old 11-28-2012, 10:49 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by wildirish317 View Post
OMG!! Engineers spend countless hours figuring out how to make things work, and last longer, and some idjit comes along and says shite like this!

I used to work in a power plant, and putting tap water (I don't care where you live) into a boiler serving a 100 megawatt turbine would result in shutting down that turbine within a matter of hours.

Granted, these boilers produce 1000F steam, which is much higher (hopefully) than your BMW engine will see, but you still don't want to put tap water in it.

I guess these forums serve a purpose in exposing the "backyard" mechanics' techniques for what they are. Might as well save water and use urine with your Prestone.
You said it best, my friend. I call these "backyard mechanics" barnyard boys. You say potato, I say tomato
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