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 Post subject: Re: all ef el owners i need help
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:43 pm 
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the only thermostat i can get in the hole town has 91 stamped to the back.

 

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 Post subject: Re: all ef el owners i need help
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:02 pm 
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Hey guy's ,

What's the best stuff to flush my radiator with ? I've reverse flushed my EL with the garden hose and got a hand full of s**t out of the cooling system . I've noticed that the engine runs cooler but I still think there's still a heap more in the radiator .
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Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:18 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:
As a precaution, i took out the thermos fans, and cleaned, sprayed and forced water though the fins of the radiator and got all the gunk out.



Can you describe how to do this? Can it be done without losing all coolant (recently done a flush).

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 Post subject: Re: all ef el owners i need help
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:19 pm 
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95effairmont wrote:
Hey guy's ,

What's the best stuff to flush my radiator with ? I've reverse flushed my EL with the garden hose and got a hand full of s**t out of the cooling system . I've noticed that the engine runs cooler but I still think there's still a heap more in the radiator .


I think flushing solutions are overrated. I used it on my last flush and it got bugger all out. I just fill up with water and run it for 10 or so mins then pull the bottom hose out (not the plug - get's more out via hose). I wont be getting a solution next time.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:33 pm 
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We made a contraption out of an empty gas bottle and a few hoses, a really big hose which attached to the filler neck of the radiator and an air compressor. Fill bottle (140 odd litres) with water, compress to about 80 pounds if not more, then flip the valve open and stand way back. Whoosh one very clean cooling system.
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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:30 pm 
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ok just been through the radiator system again and did the following

brand new thermostat
better quallity coolant
brand new radiator cap
reverse flushed the block and radiator

and the car is still getting quite worm it now sists betwnne the rm on normal when it used to sit between the al on normal, is their anything else i can try befor speending any more money on the car?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:04 pm 
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just a thought. when i was putting my led's behind the speedo, i had accidentally shifted the position of the temp needle. i know my el always used to sit at the start of the normal bar when at normal running temp. mabye someone has previously screwed around with the temp needle on your cluster?
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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:16 pm 
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i will sus this out tomorrow

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:11 am 
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the car is now booked in at local radiator joint for brand new radiator.


thanks for all the help.

 

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35% tint, paint code (z) stark white, 3" crome nudge bar, Xh snorkle

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