So I have had a few requests as to how I removed the rust from my cooling system...
you may remember... it looked like this...
And went to this...
To do this you will need:
And Prestone SUPER radiator cleaner
I just want to start this by saying that before I was able to get it clear again I had to do a few things
All the hoses
So it isnâ€™t something that was by any means easy...
So lets get started shall weSorry no pics Iâ€™ll take some next time I am in that area...)
Every time you are working under the hood of you car you should disconnect the battery.
Lift car off the ground
Place your bucket under the car by the lower radiator hose.
Remove the radiator side (if not the whole hose) from the car.
(If you remove the whole hose it will be better.)
Loosen the clamp on the water pump side of the hose and aim the hose at the ground
Remove the over flow cap and place in a safe place...
The car does have to be somewhat warm, Meaning the thermostat needs to be open... Think hot bath water warm.
After the stuff is drained dump it into whatever you decide to dump it in...
Make sure to hose out the bucket...
Run water through the cooling system.
Put the lower radiator hose back on and add the Prestone Super Radiator Cleaner add only one bottle and the rest water...
This required 6 hours or normal driving time. I don't drive a lot so I left mine in for 2 days.
After your 6 hours of driving drain the cooling system using the steps above.
Continue to flush the system until the water runs clear.
I live in California so I only need to run 50/50 but you should use what is recommended for your state.
Next time you change the oil in your cabby... Flush the cooling system one more time just to be safe...
Have a nice day...