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 Post subject: Re: sludge in coolant,
Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:00 pm 
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thanks for that, i called up a rad shop in gosford and they want 190 dollars id rather pay 30 bucks for coolant and maybe 6 bucks for water use.

Ill be doing it this saturday do you remove top of bottom ive never done a falcon radatior flush only commodores,
also how do you bleed the air out as i cant seeem to find a nipple?

you just fill the engine up with water, and squeeze the top rad hose until its full of water instead of air, all the air bubbles will surface to the header tank, then run the car with the rad cap off, at idle until the engine gets to running temp, give it a few revs if you want to get the water moving around, top up if needed, thats all i do,
drop the lower hose if you can get to it so the water can drain right out of the rad, and just flush water through the top i guess, i dont do a reverse flush unless its under presssure, i usually just run cold water through the system to clean the dirty water out, otherwise i leave it to the proffessionals, you will need to remove the top hose to take the thermostat out to put cold water into the head to clean the old water out


While bleeding air pockets out of the cooling system you should have the heater turned on MAX in the car. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: sludge in coolant,
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:03 am 
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thanks for that pakrat ill only run it for 10mins as it isnt to bad

and thanks fairmont i forgot that!!

Im keen to do the coolant flush
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 Post subject: Re: sludge in coolant,
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:07 am 
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also run the heater when you put that flush stuff in, and also when your running fresh water in the rad turn the heater on to clean the sludgy coolant out of it

 

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 Post subject: Re: sludge in coolant,
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:40 pm 
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sorry for the thread dig.

ive dropped the coolant, taken the thermo stat out fillled it with water and put the rad flush in it, and ran it for around 15-20mins. so after i drop it what is next?
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 Post subject: Re: sludge in coolant,
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:04 pm 
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I'd run the hose through the engine an rad to get out all the sealup, re conect all hoses, re install the thermo and fill it up with coolant.
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 Post subject: Re: sludge in coolant,
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:10 pm 
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you wouldnt have an idea how much coolant they take? i brought 5lt coolant bottle
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 Post subject: Re: sludge in coolant,
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Put the whole lot of that in and the rest with water.
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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:25 pm 
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Pakrat wrote:
Put the whole lot of that in and the rest with water.


That would depend on if he bought 5 litre of coolant concentrate or a 5 litre pre mixed bottle.
If it is a pre mixed ready to fill one you will need another 2x5 litre bottles.

 

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 Post subject: Re: sludge in coolant,
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Ah yea. True true.
I used to use 2 if those concentrated nulon 700ml bottles and water.
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 Post subject: Re: sludge in coolant,
Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:31 am 
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it was repco coolant non pre mixed,i put 3 litres in and toped the rest up with water but it seems that i didnt get it all out? i think it may have been around 3-5 litres of water that went in but the coolants nice and green so im happy:)

took it for a test run the gauge went up to the bar below the L so i assume thats good?
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