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 Post subject: Coolant flush problem
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:09 am 
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Hey guys sorry 2 post in this section but not many people reply in the 4cylinder section, just a quick question im doing a minor service for my missus' friend's laser and i flushed the oil no probs but the coolant i culdnt flush as i wasnt 100% sure on the way to go about it. i own an EL and i simply take the top radiator hose off and run water thru the system about 3 times to flush everything out, however with the laser i took the top radiator hose off and only a tiny bit of coolant came out which lead me to the assumption that the bottom radiator hose would have to be removed to flush?

The car is a 1997 KJ laser liata lxi, and underneath the engine is a plastic cover that covers majority of the area underneath the car, does anyone know the best way to flush coolant for this car?

Thanks for any replies guys,

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 Post subject: Re: Coolant flush problem
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:40 pm 
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So just take off the bottom radiator hose, flush thru with water a couple of times and away we go with new coolant?
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 Post subject: Re: Coolant flush problem
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:23 pm 
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Nathanhrv wrote:
So just take off the bottom radiator hose, flush thru with water a couple of times and away we go with new coolant?


That depends, are you wanting to flush the entire cooling system? OR just the radiator?

If you want to do the entire system take the bottom hose off and take one of the heater hoses off.
Connect your garden hose to the heater hose, turn it one and run it until the water coming out of the engine is clean.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Coolant flush problem
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:59 pm 
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If you flush through the heater hoses you can leave the thermostat in.

 

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