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Warm up/ rad flush



Hey JB,
If you want to use rad flush then fine, it usually does a great job
of cleaning the system as its mildly acidic. BUT if you (or a
previous owner) have used a soluble rad leak sealer, then the rad
flush stands a very good chance of stripping it out of the system and
from the cracks that it may be sealing. So when you start-up you can
likely get that hot anti-freeze whiff that usually spells trouble.
Please be aware, though its easy enough to put the sealer in the
system again, and is often the preferred way to cure any heater
matrix weeps if that's a current problem for you.
Now I'll come back under your stone again to keep you company, you
may have noticed I disappeared 10 days ago - have been to Sweden to
check-out the Agnetha lookalikes on the streets of Stockholm, a great
tonic for an old man like me :cool:
Grand Union Canal
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus from Bosnia


Hey Jon-c-w
I did miss you and thought you had taken my advice and moved to the boulder
up the field.
Nice to have you back again.
Jon when I had the engine rebuilt four years ago about 54,000 miles now on
it, I had to fit a new radiator not just any old after market one but a
Toyota one as stipulated by the engine guy.
So there is no rad filler in their unless its in the system from the
previous owner. But in saying that if there is it was not used to fill a
leak in the new rad. So this should mean that it would be ok to use the rad
flush, I think well maybe.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon C-W" <[Email address removed]>
To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 9:44 AM
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Warm up/ rad flush