Introduction: Radiator Flush/fill


Esmagamus (author)2011-04-25

It's not imperative that you use distilled water just for flushing. It will only circulate in there for a while anyway.

It's best practice to use straight coolant than dilute it. That way you have more of the corrosion protective chemicals in there. As oxidation is being stopped, those chemicals are "spent". Using antifreeze straight from the jug isn't that expensive and you can be sure it's doing its job of warding off corrosion for longer.

Still, it looks like you've done a good job. Are you sure there are no other parts of the circuit needing separate bleeding?

fryrocket (author)Esmagamus2011-07-01

You did an OK job. But 99% of people forget to drain the water from the block. on a v block there are two block drain plugs an inline only has one. taking those out will drain the remaining water in and around the jackets. But other than that you did a good job. Sometimes im a little to much of a perfectionist about my work:-)

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