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Significance and Use
5.1 The data obtained from the use of this practice will provide a basis for the evaluation of coolant performance in passenger car. light and heavy duty truck service (according to the test vehicles chosen). The data obtained may also be used to provide added significance to the data obtained from simulated service and engine dynamometer tests.
1.1 This practice covers an updated procedure for evaluating corrosion protection and performance of an engine coolant in passenger car, light and heavy duty truck service that closely imitates current vehicle and engine manufacturers practices.
Note 1: Coolant evaluation in vehicle service may require considerable time and expense; therefore, the product should be pretested in the laboratory for general acceptability. Typical tests vary from small, closely controlled tests, to large tests where close control is not always practical. The most often referenced protocols for laboratory testing are defined in Specifications , , , , , and .
1.2 The units quoted in this practice are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are approximate equivalents 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 precautionary statements are given in Section .
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
D1881 Test Method for Foaming Tendencies of Engine Coolants in Glassware
ICS Number Code 71.100.45 (Refrigerants and antifreezes)
ASTM D2847-14, Standard Practice for Testing Engine Coolants in Car and Light Truck Service, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top