Freezing weather engines blocks

frenchshipfrenchship Québec ,CanadaPosts: 1,079Member ✭✭✭
What woild be the chance of water freezing in my engines blocks at let say -2 celsuis or  28 F.


  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 1,945Member ✭✭✭✭
    How long was it in below freezing temps?
  • frenchshipfrenchship Québec ,CanadaPosts: 1,079Member ✭✭✭
    I went to start my engines tomorrow nice weather but overnight the are calling for -2 C or 28 F for a few hours maybe 4 to 5 hrs 
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 1,945Member ✭✭✭✭
    If you run it late in the day I'm sure the engine compartment will stay warm over night. But if you don't want to take a chance and you think there is more cold weather ahead I would wait.
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,215Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    The water is much warmer than the air. No problems 
  • frenchshipfrenchship Québec ,CanadaPosts: 1,079Member ✭✭✭
    After that little cold overnight the weather should be over the freezing point. So aero and Al thank you very much for the Infos. I will go head tomorrow and start the engines
  • frodo13056frodo13056 Channahon, ILPosts: 208Member ✭✭✭
    Just put a bit of water in a cup and set it in the engine compartment - you'll see that you need it to be below freezing for an extended period of time before you'd have to worry about water in an engine freezing.
  • jme097jme097 Algonac, MIPosts: 1,203Member ✭✭✭
    Could ways put a light in the compartment. Keeps it somewhat warm. I have done that in the past
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