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How do I flush the cooling system of my volkswagen golf?

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First open the system at the lower radiator hose. then allow the system to drain.
open the radiator cap and insert garden hose.
turn on water flushing all anti-freeze colored water out.
turn off hose
remove upper hose
turn hose on.
allow 20 to 30 minutes of free flowing water to flush through system.
until only clear water runs out.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009


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