NB & NCII V8 Fairlanes
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bibra Lake Western Australia
Re: Aussie vs American Clevo's
Hmmm. well I had my first car (a Mini Moke) in 1972 and even though it was an iron block and head, and although I was trying to be a hippie rather than a car enthuiast then, I was using coolant in it and as were of my friends with their cars (which included another mini, a GA Galant, a 180B, a GTR Torana, a HQ Monaro, an MG, a Renault 16TS and a Rambler Rebel. Alloy heads were already very common in the market with most Japanese cars so people knew the risks of not using coolant. In addition Renault R12s and 16s were very common then and Renault specified their own special coolant (which I really don't think was special at all). I will admit that many older drivers of FB, EK and EH Holdens and the like were still collecting rainwater and using that.