Significance and Use
This test method provides a laboratory technique capable of reproducing the complex environmental stresses a coolant encounters under actual engine operating conditions. The test method provides improved discrimination over glassware and simulated service tests and improved correlation with field service. Although the test method is particularly valuable for developing coolants for increased service requirements, it remains that field testing is necessary to evaluate coolant performance completely.
1.1 This test method covers a full-scale clean engine test designed to evaluate corrosion protection and inhibitor stability of engine coolants under simulated heavy-duty driving conditions.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazards statements are given in Section 6.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1121 Test Method for Reserve Alkalinity of Engine Coolants and Antirusts
D1287 Test Method for pH of Engine Coolants and Antirusts
D1384 Test Method for Corrosion Test for Engine Coolants in Glassware
G1 Practice for Preparing, Cleaning, and Evaluating Corrosion Test Specimens
dynamometer; engine coolants; engine dynamometer
; Air induction; Clean engine test; Corrosion--engine coolants; Dynamometer testing; Engine coolant corrosivity; Exhaust gas leakage; Inhibitor stability; Leak testing; Leak testing--engine coolants; Simulated service test
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