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I dont know if I can agree with you on eating bearings.... BUT, the very nature of Ethylene glycol.... Ethylene by its self. is comprised of Carbon, Hydrogen and Chlorine.....

This is from a MSDS site on Ethylene glycol

Strong oxidizing agents. Reacts violently with chlorosulfonic acid, oleum, sulfuric acid, perchloric acid. Causes ignition at room temperature with chromium trioxide, potassium permanganate and sodium peroxide; causes ignition at 212F(100C) with ammonium dichromate, silver chlorate, sodium chloride and uranyl nitrate.
the combustion process makes sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and Phosphoric acid.. that why Engine oil contains calcium as a acid neturalizer.....

and since Ethylene glycol is chlorinated... Hydrochloric acid is a very real possibility.....

Wheather produced in amounts great enouf to do significant damage.. well I dont know... but it would have to be a greater amount that the calcium of the engine oil could adsorb....

REMEMBER the Rolaids commercial? consumes 47 times its weight in excess acid!

Hope this help some

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