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Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:53 pm 
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Should probably give this a go, but cbf draining all my coolant haha.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning EA-EL Coolant Bottle? i'll tell you how !!
Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:06 pm 
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I only just noticed this thread. Nice work posting the writeup peaandham :D

I will be trying this out on my Fairlane.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning EA-EL Coolant Bottle? i'll tell you how !!
Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:57 am 
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ed2dy4 wrote:
Hey mate,

Great tutorial, i used

Hydro - Acid,
Petrol,
Misc. Detergents

i have included before and after photos, this process took me about 4-5 hours but well worth it..

would have liked to get all the dirt and grit out of it but managed to get 90%

thanks very much for all the advice on your tutorial very helpful...
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So what was your process?
Which cleaner did the most?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning EA-EL Coolant Bottle? i'll tell you how !!
Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:47 pm 
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I just tried with both bleach and vinegar, and it didn't do much at all.

Got some brown stuff out but to the naked eye it still looks just as bad as before.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:51 pm 
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I tried the stones and bleach with so so results, then decided to buy a new one.
My reasoning was my EA's tank lower inlet cracked at about the 11 year mark.
My EL was past that age and as I read and heard that inlet area is a know failure point( mine did it in my garage)
So I went down the preventive maintance route.
It looks great now.
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning EA-EL Coolant Bottle? i'll tell you how !!
Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:22 pm 
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i reckon use hydro acid first, let it soak overnight, then rinse well, soak in petrol for an hour or 2 and then rinse extremely well.. then your coolant bottle should be as good as new, also its a good idea to flush your radiator and piping before you clean it, as i didnt and now i got brown stuff in it again!!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning EA-EL Coolant Bottle? i'll tell you how !!
Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:06 pm 
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ed2dy4 wrote:
i reckon use hydro acid first, let it soak overnight, then rinse well, soak in petrol for an hour or 2 and then rinse extremely well.. then your coolant bottle should be as good as new, also its a good idea to flush your radiator and piping before you clean it, as i didnt and now i got brown stuff in it again!!!!!


A cooling system flush every year is a good idea, and especially when trying to clean the bottle.

I'm going to see if i've got time on sunday to give mine a good clean, i'm tired of it looking so old & crappy. It really lets the engine bay down.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning EA-EL Coolant Bottle? i'll tell you how !!
Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:31 pm 
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sweet post some pics so i can see how ya went
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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:49 pm 
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I posted some pics and a small write up in my build thread about this. Didn't come out too badly in the end.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning EA-EL Coolant Bottle? i'll tell you how !!
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:23 am 
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I gave mine a clean with some concentrated spary & wipe stuff i bought at bunnings, and got a lot of the crap out of the bottle, but there was some left in it, so i left it soaking the night before the last, and i'll be home tonight to have a look at the results.

I'll post up some pics later.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning EA-EL Coolant Bottle? i'll tell you how !!
Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:15 pm 
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Hey guys. I havnt tried it on the washer bottles but metho and rice and shake works really well on most dirty things I use it on. Pyrex Water pipes and glass ones and stuff along the likes.
Ill give it a go on the tank when I do my coolant next
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Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:37 pm 
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i use the stuff i get from work that i use to strip tiled floors
its called ceramic tile plus.it does a dam good job im unsure if it can be brought retail
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Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:10 pm 
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saw the thread and thought id have a go considering mine was filthy !, used degresaer, boiling water and bleech, with a good shake n sit came out alrite, will do it again another time this was just while i was at work so just a quick job at that !

 

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Allan Gray wrote:
i use the stuff i get from work that i use to strip tiled floors
its called ceramic tile plus.it does a dam good job im unsure if it can be brought retail


bunnings :D
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:30 pm 
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'borrowed' some pool HCl off dad, worked awesome! now to finish flushing and refilling...

 

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