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Is there a way to completely clean out a radiator, d5 pump, and some WB's without worrying about rust?

I emptied them completely and let them dry for a while, but I can still see dried up parts of fluid. I definitely won't be using Zalman coolant anymore after this.

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post #2 of 7
Flush with a 10% white vinegar and 90% distilled water for 1-2 hrs. Then 3-4 flushes with 100% distilled water. Copper and plastic don't rust.
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No but copper does oxidize.
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"Although oxidation of other metals is equivalent, these oxides are not commonly called rust."

Might not be common, but when I say rust you should know that I'm referring to oxidation, wouldn't flushing with water cause oxidation?

The rad would be particularly vulnerable, since it takes a few days to dry completely (meaning there is water sitting inside on exposed copper).
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"Although oxidation of other metals is equivalent, these oxides are not commonly called rust."

Might not be common, but when I say rust you should know that I'm referring to oxidation, wouldn't flushing with water cause oxidation?

The rad would be particularly vulnerable, since it takes a few days to dry completely (meaning there is water sitting inside on exposed copper).
The copper oxidization is the tarnish that you see. Flushing would not cause oxidation since the copper would be under water. You need exposure to oxygen for oxidization. It is fine. If you want to clean your loop, flush it was a slight acid and the flush it a few times to remove traces.
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Would lemon/lime juice work or is the acid too powerful?
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post #7 of 7
Flushing can only do so much, I just took my Fuzion apart and found some nasty little bits stuck between the tiny copper pins. I flushed the system 3 times in the last month, so sometimes some good old fashioned taking the blocks apart is what it takes.
    
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