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Old 10-11-2005, 11:09 PM   #1
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Smile radiator/engine flush

does anybody know something strong to clean out my radiator and engine coolant ports
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:58 AM   #2
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Just get it flushed at the dealer. It's really pretty cheap.
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:52 AM   #3
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Prestone makes a cooling system flush kit that uses a dilute acid, I think, in conjunction with your garden hose to quickly flush out your entire cooling system. I've never used it in the Subaru, but have used it in other cars.

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Old 10-12-2005, 11:11 AM   #4
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what he said^^^
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:59 AM   #5
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Flushing the coolant was a PITA for me w/my WRX. I had to keep burping it.
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:03 PM   #6
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Flushing the coolant was a PITA for me w/my WRX. I had to keep burping it.
i agree i had to keep turning the car on and off to get it to fill complete, what a PITA
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i agree i had to keep turning the car on and off to get it to fill complete, what a PITA
Yeah, I thought it was all set, and about 1/4 mile up the road the temp started going into the red! I pulled over before it got too hot, and let it cool down. Drove it back and burped it some more. I guess there's a lot of places for air bubbles in our engines.
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Old 10-12-2005, 02:53 PM   #8
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i agree i had to keep turning the car on and off to get it to fill complete, what a PITA
+1 on that.....
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:36 PM   #9
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I found it helpful to drive the front onto ramps and run the engine like that -- the higher front helps draw the bubbles to the radiator.
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:40 PM   #10
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cross posting is bad mmmkay?

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...3#post11346323

and this is the WRONG forum for this type of topic
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