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I just wanted to no whats the best or easiest way to flush a brand new radiator. Because i hear alot of people say you must flush a new radiator becuase it will have stuff or some thing in it. Also I understand you must NOT use tap water? and does the same apply to water block? or it doesn't matter?
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Personally I flush with tap water to get all the stuff out that needs to come out and then flush with distilled water to flush out the tap water.I also use the tap water at it's hottest I can stand.Which helps remove any oil or grease that maybe in there.This just the way I do it.
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Personally I flush with tap water to get all the stuff out that needs to come out and then flush with distilled water to flush out the tap water.I also use the tap water at it's hottest I can stand.Which helps remove any oil or grease that maybe in there.This just the way I do it.
Thanks for that but how do you do it ? just putting water in the holes of the radiator I mean the 1/4 thread? or use a funnel
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I put it under running hot water in the sink.
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I put it under running hot water in the sink.
Sorry you don't mean you put all the radiator under water do you ?
post #6 of 8
i put tap water in a mug and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, then put that water in one of the rad holes. screw both plastic rad caps in, shake violently, repeat until you see no crap in there. if you want to be 100% sure, empty the water into a plastic tub so you can see if it's clear or not.
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I flush with boiled tap water as well.
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post #8 of 8
Please be aware of using water directly from tap, the PSI in house hold faucets reaches 50 or more...


I run 60-70c tap water (100c is boiling) thru it for 15 minutes, fill it, plug it, do the rad dance (shake it left and right),

For the exceedingly paranoid, you can drain it into the bucket and see if there is anything inside, if there is, you can repeat above..

drain ,fill with distilled, rad dance again, fill again with distilled and rad dance 1 more time for good measure...

All is good !!!
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