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post #11 of 22
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so i just need to clean up Pump rite? do i need to clean anything else? and how do i do it?
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post #12 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by hanwinting
i used Zerex Super Coolant
You might want to add a few drops of an anti-alge solution.
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post #13 of 22
there are additives you can buy for helping with buildup that help clean things out. i think voyuermods sells some. so does the DD store. yea clean your rad, pump,blocks and res (make sure to get the fittings too). as for how to clean them, well solution and high pressure them out.
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post #14 of 22
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there are additives you can buy for helping with buildup that help clean things out. i think voyuermods sells some. so does the DD store. yea clean your rad, pump,blocks and res (make sure to get the fittings too). as for how to clean them, well solution and high pressure them out.
thnx a lot. i know how to clean everything except the radiator. i have no clue how radiator works ( the inside structure)
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post #15 of 22
simple, water goes in the inlet, flows throughout the middle of the fins(only half). Then hits the bottom cap and starts its way back up through the fins (the other half)and out the outlet.
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post #16 of 22
It's pretty much a coil that makes several passes back and forth to dissipate heat, the heat is given off to what ever the coil is made out of and the fans attached to the radiator move the heat off allowing the liquid to drop it's temp.

Just an idea, but for something as complex and small like radiator coils could someone use Drain-O to remove any build up, because it's kind of like the same thing as a plumbing build up if there's any setiment inside

I could also be mixing this up??
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post #17 of 22
You might want to check your pump first, because it's relatively easy to do. Run it without your cooling loop (outlet into reservoir, or just a jar of water), and see if it has good flow.

Then if it's a pump problem, you won't have to bother with the rest.

If it's not the pump, you could either just go ahead and clean everything (radiator flush? JUST KIDDING! ), or bypass parts until you find the one that slows things down.

Hope this helps!
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post #18 of 22
Personally I would not use something like Drano unless really necessary. If you do use it be sure that you completely rinse it out with water before hooking everything back up. Reasoning is that if the Drano gets into the plastic lines there is a small chance it would deteriorate them a bit.

Some may disagree but to each their own.
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post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Neocold
Personally I would not use something like Drano unless really necessary. If you do use it be sure that you completely rinse it out with water before hooking everything back up. Reasoning is that if the Drano gets into the plastic lines there is a small chance it would deteriorate them a bit.

Some may disagree but to each their own.
I agree. The most radical I'd even consider is hot water and radiator flush, and I'd want to look into the safety of that first.

Also, I'd check the flow of the radiator alone first, to make sure it was really plugged.

And agreed--each to his own. If anyone tries drano, let us know!
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post #20 of 22
I'm saying it's an idea to get any setiment out because some stuff just won't come out with jsut water, you need to get some other chemicals in there as well. Yeah it's pretty extreme but how do we know what's really inside there if his pump turns out to be ok

EDIT:

http://www.drano.com/clogged-drain/
It's ok to use on plastic
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