I need to. She is heating up at high speed. It is in the low 90's F now.
It has been mentioned here many times.
I want to make sure I am using the right water circuits.
The compound I am using calls for a heatup to just below boiling (disconnecting the fan) and pouring in half the content, running it for a while and flushing with clean water. This procedure to be done twice.
On a "normal" car you do it at the radiator cap. What do I do on an abnormal car? Where do I pour the stuff and where should I drain?
Herzel, in Israel
The late Green '85 X1/9
I was able to successfully "rod " my radiator by dropping it, leave the hoses on, laying it face down, and then adding acid to clean.
I first flushed it out with a garden hose... using rags and a clamp on one hose. Then I emptied, and added a 50% mix of POOL ACID, I believe it was Suphuric, but it could have been Muratic, and filled the radiator and let it sit 30 minutes. Then I hosed down the area, (driveway), and then flushed out the radiator again.
(USE RUBBER GLOVES, GOGGLES AND BOOTS, or be very careful to not get it in your eyes and have a hose handy to flush away any acid. Just like any one else using it in their pools.)
Really cleans up the driveway also...
When you reinstall the radiator, make SURE its in its UPPER mounts correctly by seeing that the vent is centered in its access hole. It will go up on either side of its mounts, but will NOT cool as efficiently.
BTW... have you changed the stat in this car?
Black Tooth and me... since 1983!
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