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My car has been over heating. we changed the water pump, and themostat. performed a radiator flush (twice). water was very rusty the first time and a little clearer the second time.

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Flushing won't necessarily clean out a severely restricted radiator. A radiator shop can remove one of the tanks and push a rod through the tubes to clear out such a radiator. Now days it's sometimes cheaper just to replace the radiator. A lot of that rust can also collect in the engine block. It's very difficult to get it out of there. Sometimes you have to remove the freeze plugs to get all the rust out of the block.

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