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Old 07-26-2015, 12:21 PM
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Radiator rust

I'm swapping from broken radiator to one I purchased used from someone else. Looks like a rust film thruout. Is this ok? Or should I not use it? Possible to clean out? Image attached to view and compare. If any idea, let me know.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:06 PM
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..as of right now 86 views and nada. No one know anything? Cmon now guys
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:11 PM
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I would clean it. I'm pretty sure most radiator flushing chemicals are meant to clean out rust so I would drop it in a 5 gallon bucket mixed with hot water and rad flush and let it sit for a while maybe a day or 2(but keep an eye on it) and see if it does anything then flush it out with your garden hose...
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:42 AM
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Take it to a radiator service and have them flush it .

You way have to re paint it but that will solve the problem.
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by kenmoore View Post
Take it to a radiator service and have them flush it .

You way have to re paint it but that will solve the problem.
+1 & they can pressure test it while it's there.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:22 AM
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It doesnt look bad enough to foul things up or prevent good heat exchange.
Run it and change the coolant after a thousand miles.

Thanks for posting. It makes me realize I need to flush the cooling systems on my vehicles .
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Fill it up with a hot solution of 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts water. Let it site and then flush with water.
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by scottiemann View Post
I'm pretty sure most radiator flushing chemicals are meant to clean out rust so I would drop it in a 5 gallon bucket mixed with hot water and rad flush and let it sit for a while maybe a day or 2(but keep an eye on it) and see if it does anything then flush it out with your garden hose...
I agree w/ scottie.
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
I agree w/ scottie.
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:23 AM
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I agree with all of the above

Clean and go.
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