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Old 14 Feb 2011, 02:11 pm
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Hello every one I just bought a 06 pt cruiser non turbo. I'm going flush the radiator car didn't come with a owners manual just wondering if some one could post up a link for all the steps on the right way to do this. Also what kind of coolant do you use Thant you in advance
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Old 14 Feb 2011, 03:36 pm
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the coolent is HOAT I got Zerel G-05 and it is P T firendly

as far as the how to im not real sure how to explain other than pull the top hose put a water hose in radiator and let it runif you are going to replace the thermostat Id remove it first and then really flush the system


Some will add a can of FLUSH to there radiator and run it a day or so then do the flush I have known some who will run a big bottle of Lime-a-way in the radiator and then dio the flush

important thing is to refill with a HOAT based anti freeze
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Old 14 Feb 2011, 05:08 pm
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I always have my radiator professionally flushed. Sure, you can add a can of "flush", drive around for a bit and then hope that when you drain it you'll get all of the crap out. You won't. If you want your radiator to last the life of the car then have it professionally done. It's not mthe same as a backyard drain and fill.
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The coolant is good for 5/100K

I would just disconnect the lower rad hose and let every thing drain.

Then mix 60/40 coolant/distilled water and refill. You will get 70% out that way and then every 2-3 yrs repeat.

You really dont need to flush it unless you have gone way past 5 years or 100K.

as mentioned use the HOAT antifreeze.
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The coolant is good for 5/100K

I would just disconnect the lower rad hose and let every thing drain.

Then mix 60/40 coolant/distilled water and refill. You will get 70% out that way and then every 2-3 yrs repeat.

You really dont need to flush it unless you have gone way past 5 years or 100K.

as mentioned use the HOAT antifreeze.
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on a side note be sure NO to let you dogs or r cats lick the antifreeze its not a good plann
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on a side note be sure NO to let you dogs or r cats lick the antifreeze its not a good plann
But it tastes so good!
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The radiator draincock is supposed to open--but mine was stuck. I undid my lower radiator hose instead (many times).

Turn your heat lever to "HOT", also. Drain and refill with "Prestone" flush and water. Run it till the engine is hot. Let the engine cool down. Drain again. Fill with distilled water. Run the engine a while till hot. Let it cool. Drain again. Fill again with distilled water. Run it awhile till hot. Cool it down. Drain once more as you pour more distilled water into the thermostat housing cover pipe. Get all the flush out.

Then fill with 50/50 Mopar HOAT (only). Open your bleed screw; attach 3 feet of clear hose to the nipple of the bleed screw. Pour till the neck of the thermostat housing cover pipe is full--and no more bubbles come out of the bleed screw (look at the clear tubing to see the bubbles have disappeared). Close the bleed screw. Just a bit over "snug". Fill the reservoir to just above the "Add" mark. Start the engine. Drive the car for a while. Then fill the resevoir again to about midway between the marks. Check the resevoir bottle again in a few days. Fill to midway again if necessary.

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The radiator draincock is supposed to open--but mine was stuck. I undid my lower radiator hose instead (many times).

Turn your heat lever to "HOT", also. Drain and refill with "Prestone" flush and water. Run it till the engine is hot. Let the engine cool down. Drain again. Fill with distilled water. Run the engine a while till hot. Let it cool. Drain again. Fill again with distilled water. Run it awhile till hot. Cool it down. Drain once more as you pour more distilled water into the thermostat housing cover pipe. Get all the flush out.

Then fill with 50/50 Mopar HOAT (only). Open your bleed screw; attach 3 feet of clear hose to the nipple of the bleed screw. Pour till the neck of the thermostat housing cover pipe is full--and no more bubbles come out of the bleed screw (look at the clear tubing to see the bubbles have disappeared). Close the bleed screw. Just a bit over "snug". Fill the reservoir to just above the "Add" mark. Start the engine. Drive the car for a while. Then fill the resevoir again to about midway between the marks. Check the resevoir bottle again in a few days. Fill to midway again if necessary.

Tim
wow, if it takes that much effort i think i'll take it to a mechanic. lol just being lazy you know. Good advice tho
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