So I buy another "BALL" antifreeze tester. A brand new still in the original package 'VICTOR' red bulb squeeze type with 5 colored balls, part number 00330-8. Victor is made by 'Bell Automotive Products Inc.'
It has the same temperature range for each ball as my old one. But the new one only had two 'two' balls floating for a 50/50 pre-mix of PEAK anti-freeze compared to my 10 plus year old one that 3 and a half balls floating. PEAK says their pre-mix is good to -34 degrees F. So either the testers aren't worth the $1.49 they sell for or PEAK is a little light on the glycol. I'm leaning toward 'cheap tester'.
It would be a little difficult for PEAK to be in bed with BELL in the hope to sell more antifreeze when they pre-mix their product and say it's good to -34.
-lol- enough of this topic.
Member of the Dropped Valve Seat Club.
Replaced #4 Piston, Rings, Rod+Bearings, AERA Re-Manufactured Cylinder Head and a light Hone. Then CLEANED the hell out of everything.
40k+ miles, now jinxed?