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#3430538 - 07/20/14 07:34 PM Re: Cleaning a neglected system [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 07/26/04
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Loc: Middlesex County CT
Originally Posted By: Clubber_Lang
Sorry, what is G05?


It is a specific type of extended life coolant that is used in many ford vehicles.

http://www.valvoline.com/products/brands/zerex/antifreeze/42



Edited by simple_gifts (07/20/14 07:35 PM)
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#3430553 - 07/20/14 07:44 PM Re: Cleaning a neglected system [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 10/29/07
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Loc: Auburn, GA
I've used industrial Cascade (with Phosphates) as a cleaner before, mixed with water. Works well. Forget the naysayers, if something is leaking - it needed to be repaired anyways, thats no reason not to do proper maintenance.
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#3430559 - 07/20/14 07:49 PM Re: Cleaning a neglected system [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 08/14/10
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A little trisodium phosphate will do the trick. I never need more than a citric acid based cleaner. Last time I did a flush I used two of the Prestone super radiator flush bottles paired with extensive drain and fills of Distilled.
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#3430575 - 07/20/14 08:02 PM Re: Cleaning a neglected system [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 09/01/10
Posts: 298
Loc: SC
Hey Donald,

On the MMO forum, a minority will actually put a small amount of MMO in the radiator. While i use MMO in the engine, i would never use it in the radiator. In light of your MMO disdain i thought you may find this funny.(dumb to use oil in a radiator, obviously)
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#3430581 - 07/20/14 08:06 PM Re: Cleaning a neglected system [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 12/22/13
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On my daughter's truck, I drained the sludged dexcool from the rad, fillled with distilled water and prestone rad flush. Drove it for a week. Drained and refill the rad again using only distilled water. Drove another week. Did this for another week. Then I removed the thermostat, and ran straight distilled water. Let cool, replaced the thermostat w oem, and used prestone am am 50% and distilled water 50%. Truckruns fine
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#3430658 - 07/20/14 09:07 PM Re: Cleaning a neglected system [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 7410
Loc: Florida
Have you made sure the heater core is clean? They can get just as dirty of the rest of the coolant system, and they don't create much heat when dirty.

This is why when people clean out their cooling system, they turn the heat to the max so cooling system cleaner circulates through the heater core.
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#3430662 - 07/20/14 09:10 PM Re: Cleaning a neglected system [Re: artificialist]
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Registered: 09/01/10
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Loc: SC
Originally Posted By: artificialist
Have you made sure the heater core is clean? They can get just as dirty of the rest of the coolant system, and they don't create much heat when dirty.

This is why when people clean out their cooling system, they turn the heat to the max so cooling system cleaner circulates through the heater core.


No thats a good point
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