Coolant Recovery Container?

Has anyone here have any sucessful ways of cleaning a recovery bottle,to get the rust scale out,so you can see where the coolant level is?Thanks! Bobby

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Greetings,
If you have a compressor, remove the tank and you should be able to use one of those cheap engine cleaning wands that attaches to an air hose and has a pick-up line for cleaning solution. The wands are cheap (about $9.00 in almost any parts store or Tractor Supply) and have a 45-degree angled tip so you can get the sides of the tank when you intert the wand through the fill neck.
Here is an example from Northerntool.com
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeIdi70&productId 796&R796
First try it with clear water, but if that doesn't work well enough you should be able to use just about any cheap cleaning solution (non-flammable) just be sure to rinse out the tank completely afterward. Don't try this with the tank still installed or with antifreeze still in it - the spray from the wand will come out of the fill opening and go everywhere.
Cheers - Jonathan

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Why dont you just take the tank off goto a car wash, put the nozzle in the tank and turn on the water, probally a lot cheeper and a lot less mess for you

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Greetings,
Sorry but I had to laugh at your reply. The reason I don't suggest this method is that if you use a car wash wand the water it sprays into the cannister must come out of the cannister somewhere - and usually at a pretty good velocity as well. At least if you use the clenaing wand attached to an air compressor you will only be using a minute amount of fluid as compared to the car wash nozzle. It will still make a mess, but be LOT easier to control and you won't have to wear a bathing suit!
Cheers - Jonathan

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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (bobby swift) wrote:

Remove from vehicle, add a little purple cleaner, a little water, a handful of gravel, nuts -n-bolts, washers,etc. swish around for a few minutes, dump and rinse.
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Try CLR (calcium lime rust) from your local Walmart. Ace Hardware, etc.

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Remove tank, add in about 4 tablespoons of salt and then some ice cubes. Swirl the whole thing around and around until the junk is dissolved. Rinse and replace. Works in the coffee pot like a dream.

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I just cleaned the tank in my Malibu. Fill with straight bleach.Let it soak for a 1-2 days,then rinse with hot water. Make sure you rinse it well. Looks great,or just buy a new one.They are cheap.
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Hey all had good solutions,especially the same way to clean a coffee pot.It took me a couple hours to get it clean enough to see the coolant level.I used Comet,Fast orange grit hand cleaner,acetone mixed with gravel.I might try gravel & salt in the coffee pot.Thanks! Bobby
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