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So I bought two used black ice extreme 2 radiators locally, and when I went to flush them, there were sparkles coming out, along with some white/green flakes. Is this residue from some mayhem's aurora coolant? What is it? I flushed it 10 times and there's still more of the stuff coming out. Here's a pic of the first time I flushed it:

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I'd go with additives hook a hose I got a 1/2 hose just for things like that than flush with distilled
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I'd go with additives hook a hose I got a 1/2 hose just for things like that than flush with distilled

Where do I hook up the other end of the hose? Do I need to use distilled every time or can I use tap water and flush once at the end with distilled?
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Yeah that's what I would do. Rinse and flush completely with tap water, and do a final rinse with distilled water.

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Yeah that's what I would do. Rinse and flush completely with tap water, and do a final rinse with distilled water.

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OK cool. I didn't have enough DW to flush it using only that. I still don't get how hooking up a tube will help me
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post #6 of 14
Just keep flushing till there is no more.
 
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post #7 of 14
Definitely keep flushing..

1 thing I know is that if you are worried about growth and buildup, do a 1/4 vinegar 3/4 water mixture. Put that in the rads, and SHAKE HARD.

That should get any buildup or growth out. Then go back to distilled or regular water and continue.
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I have dealt with this issue before..Keep Flushing..Keep flushing..when you think your done..flush more!
     
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1 thing I know is that if you are worried about growth and buildup, do a 1/4 vinegar 3/4 water mixture. Put that in the rads, and SHAKE HARD.
Make that 1/10th vinegar if you even seriously suggest using any at all. 1/4 is still too acidic.
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post #10 of 14
I have q cut hose make a adapter whatever to hook it to your hose and water the grass with it u can put 50 gals into it if u want once clean than flush with distilled
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