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Proper method on coolant system flush

More of a question then a problem what is the best way to flush the coolant system in a 97 jimmy would u just drain then flush with tap water then drain then flush with distilled water and drain again and also would you flushed the resevoir tank aswell

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Best way is to buy a flush kit. It is an adaptor that you put in your heater hose and can hook up a garden hose to. You cut the hose and put this device permanently in the line. Remove the thermostat, don't put the new gasket in there yet just put the outlet pipe back on and bolt it down. Run the car when cold with your hose running for about 10 minutes with the radiator drain valve open on the bottom of your radiator and the cap loose, water should come out of the drain valve and the radiator cap. This will flush your engine adequately, why waste money on distilled water, save that for topping off your battery. Turn off your engine continue to allow water from your hose to flow as long as you are seeing any thing other than clear water flow until it flows clear. Turn off the hose, put the cap on the flush port you installed. the port stays under your hood and allows you to flush your engine as needed. Let the water drain through the drain valve. Put in a new thermostat, with a gasket this time. Refill with water and antifreeze as directed in your manual. You should be good to go.

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We generally will empty the coolant, refill with coolant and flush, run this through and drain it out. If we have cause for concern over the radiator we will remove top and bottom hoses and flush through with a hose till the water run clear out the other end. Remember to put the correct antifreeze and water mix back in when you are finished as antifreeze also lubricates the water pump and stops corrosion forming internally.

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