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Can you use a prestone flush and fill kit without opening the radiator drain **** or removing hoses?

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No, the flush kit is mounted on the heater hose and you need to drain the system. Removing the lower radiator hose and termostat is the best method for flushing draining the coolant system.

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Trans fluid ed in coolant bottle did flush and two week brown oily goo in bottle


Flush coolant system again. Do you have a brown sludge in the oil. Do this get Preston coolant flush, drain radiator drain coolant tank, fill radiator with water, add the Preston run vehicle for about 15 min remove lower radiator hose from radiator. This will allow all residue to be removed from engine. Replace radiator hose. Fill radiator with appropriate amount of coolant. Disconnect tank from system and let water run through tank until it is clear. Reconnect tank and you should be good. Unless you have oil and coolant mixed which means a blown head gasket or cracked block

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Normally the engine operates at 195F, unless you have replaced the thermostat with another one at 185F. If the temperature has a tendency to rise up, the reason is a partially obstructed cooling system or/and a bad thermostat.The first part of the cooling system that gives up is the heater core, because the coolant flowing channels are thin. It is the time for a coolant flush in your car. To do it right then you need time. Plan ahead for a weekend. With a cooled engine, start with the heater core hoses. Disconnect both of them, but the dirt has to go out of your car, so with a garden hose back flush it and let the dirt to get out of your cooling system. After you will get clean discharge,it is the time for coolant bottle, remove it, discharge the used coolant and clean it. The third to come is the radiator. Open the drain cook, or disconnect the lower radiator hose, and disposal used coolant properly. Now open the radiator cap and flush with water the radiator till discharge will be clear.You think that you are done? Not yet. There is half of old dirty coolant trapped in the system. Install everything, and connect all coolant system hoses, radiator, heater core and coolant bottle. Now you have to run your car with water. Fill out the cooling system with distilled water, start engine, turn on the heater high, and run till upper radiator hose get hot. That means the thermostat opens. Let the engine to cool down, open the radiator cap, and draining cook or lover radiator hose and drain everything. You can use flush detergent, if you wanted, at this stage, but flushing with detergent will add 4 more hours, because the detergent is colorless and you have to guess how many fill and drain processes to do, to get rid of it. I do not do it, but if your cooling system is very dirty you have to do it. After the last drain, fill the cooling system with concentrated antifreeze and 30% distilled water. The reason is because it is more water trapped inside the cooling system. The goal is to reach 50/50concentration. You need a coolant tester to find this. Start the engine and add coolant till radiator is full. Install the radiator cap and bleed the system. After driving you car for a day or so, let engine to cool down, open the radiator cap check the concentration of coolant with the tester, and add antifreeze or distilled water as necessary. It is a good idea to replace the thermostat while flushing the radiator. This procedure has to be done every 2 to 3 years. It is up to you to decide to use RED GM Dex-Cool or GREEN Prestone antifreeze. In all my cars I have replaced Dex-Cool with Prestone, but I flush the system every 2 years, and I never had a cooling system problem in all my cars.

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if the thermostat is in the head at the top radiator hose , remove it an fill the cooling system until the water is at that point --refit the thermostat and continue filling
make sure that the heater is turned on so that any air is moved out of the system

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How to flush a radiator in a 1998 ford expedition


Depends whether a problem is suspected or whether the radiator is definitely the cause of the trouble.

Flushing a radiator requires it to be no worse than moderately blocked because without reasonable water flow flushing is doomed to failure and even then it is nearly impossible to clean the interior of a radiator without taking it apart and rodding out the tubes or using either an acidic or a caustic additive.

Flushing the old coolant out and a small percentage of sludge is as much as can be accomplished unless an additive is used and even then with variable success. I do this by disconnecting the heater outlet hose and fitting the (turned on) garden hose to it and then running the engine until the water runs clear. Once this is done I transfer the garden hose to the top of the radiator (top hose disconnected and plugged) and also plug the disconnected heater hose. Start the engine and run until the water runs clear from the heater outlet.

A more thorough cleaning will require the radiator to be removed and laid flat on the floor. This is definitely a kill or cure process but no less risky than using a caustic additive.. The results are usually quite impressive but beware - you and anyone nearby is likely to get wet.

I have the poor-man's pressure washer, officially entitled a water-air gun, but as long as the radiator is filled with water and water is running through it and the inlet is sealed apart from the water-air gun or other arrangement that allows compressed air to be introduced into the filled radiator while water continues to flow will have the desired effect. I kneel on the radiator to keep it stable and sometimes I feel it grow under me when I give it the full air tank pressure.

If it breaks, the reason is it wasn't much good in the first place...

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Wait until motor is cool. remove rad cap and loosen rad drain pet **** under rad. If you can't loosen it or cant find it, remove lower rad hose. let all antifreeze drain. Close pet **** or replace rad hose. Fill with water and rad flush(you can get the flush from an auto supply store or wallmart). Run for the recommended time on rad flush bottle. Wait for motor to cool. Then drain out water. Refill with 50% prestone and distiled water.

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How to drain and flush radiator


at the bottem on the left or the side there is a small key like screw ( righty tighty lefty lucy } then u must remove the radiator cap and also remove the themastate be sure to attach the therma housing and hose and unatch it at the top of the radiator the put water hose in the open cap area and flush for 20 mins turn on engine and let run for 2 min and repeat flushing untill all antifrez desapears. be sure to put every back tack pitchures as you remove so to put back the same way it might be good to get new thermastate

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How do I flush the radiator in a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. Need all the steps.


Well you can purchase a Prestone Flushing Kit, that includes a T valve with a cap that you can remove to connect a garden hose to, that you would install in line in one of heater hoses. Install the T valve, connect a garden hose to the T valve, remove the radiator cap and turn on the garden hose, once you have clear water coming out the radiator, turn off the hose and disconnect it and install the T valve cap. Then on the other tank that doesn't have the radiator cap, at the bottom of that tank, is a petcock, unscrew it to drain the radiator. Drain the water out and close the drain and refill the radiator.

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Get a prestone flush kit. Splice in the t adaper with the heater hose and follow the directions. Check petcock on side of radiator for drain plug or remove lower radiator hose if you want to drain it next time.

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(With the engine cold) remove the radiator cap

First drain the coolant out of the radiator in a container, either from a drain on the bottom of the rad, or by slowly removing the bottom rad hose.

Block, or pinch the top radiator hose

First, flush from the top... pour water into the rad cap hole for a while and let it come out the bottom hose.

Then, run water from the bottom, and let it run out of the open cap.

Then flush it from the top again.

This should flush the rad, unless it is clogged pretty solid.

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