Is Glycerin considered a Glycol or part of the Glycol family?

This was an interesting question that was posed to us by two different clients.  It stems from classification of our Timberline Concentrate Antifreeze / Coolant and Timberline Hydraulic Fluid.  Here is what Axel Negrete, a board advisor and chemical engineer, responded with: “I would say no, they are not the same.   A glycol is a Read more about Is Glycerin considered a Glycol or part of the Glycol family?[…]

What defines an environmentally safe hydraulic fluid?

Timberline Brands LLC provides AW68 hydraulic fluids that are considered biodegradable and suitable for environmentally sensitive environments such as forestry & construction equipment, marine equipment, and off-shore drilling operations. The hydraulics & pneumatics website provides an incredible resource on this subject in its article entitled “Engineering Essentials: Hydraulic Fluids” in the section on ‘Environmental fluids‘.

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Can your antifreeze be ingested without any harm to human or animal?

We make our antifreeze / coolants from glycerin, propylene gylcol (PG), reverse osmosis water, dyes, and an antifreeze additive package that allows us to meet the ASTM D6210 specification for heavy duty application without the of SCA’s or extenders. The gycols that we use, glycerin and PG, are not poisonous if eaten by humans or Read more about Can your antifreeze be ingested without any harm to human or animal?[…]

How much water should be mixed with my antifreeze?

  If you are using our Pre-Blend HDLL antifreeze / coolant, you shouldn’t mix any further water with the antifreeze / coolant as Timberline has already mixed in the proper amount of reverse osmosis treated water.  In contrast to mixing it yourself, our reverse osmosis treated water ensures that you are not introducing any contaminants Read more about How much water should be mixed with my antifreeze?[…]

I want to replace/top-up the coolant, what should I use?

Each automobile manufacturer has specific requirements for antifreeze that depend upon the predominant engine design that manufacturer uses.  These manufacturers required a specific (Disodium Fluorescein) color dye to help mechanics differentiate what is in the radiator system already as wel as help trace the source of leaks. Even though our antifreeze / coolants have dyes, Read more about I want to replace/top-up the coolant, what should I use?[…]

Can original manufacturer warranties be voided by using Timberline antifreeze coolant products?

Federal Law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 1975, prohibits a manufacturer or dealer from voiding your warranty just because you have chosen to use an aftermarket antifreeze/coolant in your automobile. Requiring a consumer to buy a product from a particular company for use in your automobile in order to be eligible to receive protection under your Read more about Can original manufacturer warranties be voided by using Timberline antifreeze coolant products?[…]

What is the shelf life of Timberline antifreeze coolants?

Our antifreeze coolant products are made with base fluids that combine to form a pH neutral product that has a shelf life of more than three (3) years.  Actually, we believe that the shelf life is ten (10) years or more, but we haven’t been in business that long – we have samples of our Read more about What is the shelf life of Timberline antifreeze coolants?[…]

Can I mix ordinary tap water with Timberline antifreeze coolants?

Whenever Timberline Brands LLC mixes the base fluids to create our antifreeze coolant products, we always use water that has been purified by a reverse osmosis process.  This ensures that we are not adding any hard metals or other salts into our antifreeze coolant mix – salts are normally used to soften water in city water Read more about Can I mix ordinary tap water with Timberline antifreeze coolants?[…]

What should I do with used antifreeze that I remove from my radiator? Can I just pour it down the drain or the sewer in the street?

Never pour used antifreeze down the drain or in the street. Both ethylene glycol (which other antifreeze coolant manufacturers use) and propylene glycol (which we at Timberline BRands LLC used exclusively) are toxic – even propylene glycol which is less toxic than ehtylene glycol to the point that only massive amounts ingested will cause issues in Read more about What should I do with used antifreeze that I remove from my radiator? Can I just pour it down the drain or the sewer in the street?[…]