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How do I properly flush and refill the radiator?

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Easiest way is to connect a hose to the highest hot hose,with the radiator cap off and let it run until clear then holding the pipe as high as you can pour in anti freeze to the required mix,reconnect with the clip loose to vent any trapped air,run engine till hot, then do up clip.you can do this a lot of other ways but i find this easiest.....

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