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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:39 pm 
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I want to give my EF a radiator flush but havent done one b4, from what people have told me it is pretty simple, but i still don't know the steps involved, can anyone help?

Hoping for the same awesome help as with the oil change... :D

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:53 pm 
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basically remove the hoses, and flush water through the engine, try and get as little as possible on the alternator.

Remember to top up with the correct coolant and concentration of coolant.

Why do you feel this needed, if the coolant is green, and the car is driven most days then its all good.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:00 pm 
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the car has been sitting for a while b4 i bought it so i am thinking that both the oil and coolant would need to be changed, is tectalloy a good coolant brand to use?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:01 pm 
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do i need to run the engine while i am letting the coolant out so the coolant in the engine gets out too?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:06 pm 
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AGAIN - NEVER run a motor without oil or water.

You should never mix coolants they can have a chemical reacation. However if you flush water through the engine by removing the thermostat till it runs clear, and dont forget to flush the heater out, also check the condition of the heater tap while you are it, you should be fine to use whatever coolant suits alloy heads and is to your budget.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:07 pm 
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i emptied mine out when it was warm, so i think it all came out. i then ran the vehicle with a hose in it the overflow bottle and the little hose on the thermostat housing off. when the water comes clear out of there put the hose back on. i then ran it for 2 days like that and flushed it again. and filled it up with Ford cooland
R161, about 60 bucks for a bottle from Ford but enough to do the whole vehicle

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:08 pm 
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thanks heaps, appreciate the help

 

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