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Do I need to do the radiator flush every two years? How much it cost to do this maintenance?

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Hyundai recommend a flush every 2 years,i personally find that if i run my car with a 50/50 mix,then i only flush at 4 years.....but i do check the specific gravity every year....and obviously look for oil in system as a service item.
As a matter of interest VW flush is every 4 years......

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