HISSIN50 said:i like to remove the t-stat to flush, so tossin in a new one is something i would do. and since the stat housing is off and the system is empty, it is a good time to renew hoses.
Isn't that basically flushing it out? I will be draining the block and the radiator, then flushing it out with a garden hose until it comes out clear. Then filling it up with new fluid.TheUser said:I've heard the flushing stuff might not be the best method if your radiator is old. If you have dirt/rust filling holes in the radiator, the flushing stuff could loosen the stuff (which is it's job), and then you'd have the hole. That's what the guy at autozone told me one time and I thought I'd pass it along for you to consider. I rinse mine out w/ water and call it good
Nope, 130k miles on it. Not using any chemicals. But I have a bigger problem now. http://forums.stangnet.com/showthread.php?t=546535criticman said:Yeah, the cleaner works very well...but it also resulted in me buying and installing a new water pump (along with a new radiator, hoses, t-stat).
So if it is pretty old, go with just a garden hose. If it is new, a chemical cleaner might not be a bad idea.