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So my radiators arrived and I am about to flush them! Keep in mind they're brand new and I've never done this before.

I have no cut tubing so I don't really want to waste a piece and cut it when I'm not 100% on the dimensions I'll be needing.

Is there an easy way to go about doing this?

What should I used to flush it? I've seen mixed feelings on this. Vinegar...isopropyl alcohol...distilled water...tap water. I have all of them except tap water (lol jk ).

Should I just pour it in, close the holes, shake it up, and do that a few times and then rinse or?
post #2 of 18
i just used tap water to rinse my new rads. out.and as for the tubing use a sheet of paper and design your loop in many different configurations.
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i just used tap water to rinse my new rads. out.and as for the tubing use a sheet of paper and design your loop in many different configurations.
How did you do it? Did you hold a funnel to the faucet and let it go and just let the other side fall out or?
post #4 of 18
You only need a little bit of tubing. Just cut something like 4-6 inches and put it up to the faucet and make a tight fist around it so it doesnt leak through. You wont have enough pressure if you just use a funnel.
post #5 of 18
I just let it go in the port no need for anything.
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You only need a little bit of tubing. Just cut something like 4-6 inches and put it up to the faucet and make a tight fist around it so it doesnt leak through. You wont have enough pressure if you just use a funnel.
yep,just put 1 hole of rad to faucet and turn it on.then i drained it and shook it real hard to sling all the water out of the rad. and the fins.
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post #7 of 18
Put some vinegar + warm water (not boiling water and I am not saying hot this time lol). Let it sit for half an hour or so. Than just pour it out. Use some distilled water pour it in and get it out that's it.
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post #8 of 18
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Why vinegar? Just wondering.
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what I did was, Take my funnel and put in distilled water, use the plugs to close it, shake it, empty and repeat till there was only water coming out.
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post #10 of 18
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Should I just pour it in, close the holes, shake it up, and do that a few times and then rinse or?
yes

some people make it more complicated than it needs to be

hot tap water works fine, you can use some vinegar to be extra safe
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