Flex-a-lite has developed a new zinc anode kit part #32060 to be installed in the radiator as a replacement for the drain petcock in radiators that are equipped with a ¼"NPT bushing welded into the tank. Or it maybe installed in any ¼"NPT hole that is available in the cooling system.
For years Anodes have been used in Heavy Duty and Marine applications to protect the cooling systems and its many components from damage due to electrolysis or coolant additive failure/breakdown. In some cases other corrosive material used in manufacturing and remanufacturing of engine parts and components.
Flex-a-lite now brings this protection to you. Todays cars and trucks have many aluminum parts and parts made in combination with aluminum alloy. Aluminum parts may disintegrate from electrolysis in the cooling system. The introduction of the zinc anode will protect your cooling system from galvanic action Eats the zinc rather than your cooling system.
Electrolysis is the naturally-occuring chemical process that
results when dissimilar metals share the same environment
where moisture is present: in this case, iron and aluminum.
The more active metal (aluminum) undergoes electrolysis,
a corrosive process that eats the metal, slowly but continuously.
Our new zinc anode introduces a more active metal
to the system. Over time, the replaceable anode dissolves,
protecting the other cooling system components in the
Single Zinc Anode