I got trans fluid in my cooling system, so I replaced the radiator and
the upper hose, and flushed the system with a DIY kit. Anyway I ran
some Super radiator flush through and I am still seeing quite a bit of
fluid in the new radiator. What is the best way to clean out the
system do I need to replace all the hoses and do another flush?
Suggestions. I don't want to fill it with coolant and have to dispose
of that stuff again.
It can take a while to get oil out of a cooling system. I would probably
mix up some diluted Simple Green and run it through the system. Might
need to do that a couple times to get the oil out of the heater core and
lines and block. The coolant you have can be put into a container and
allow the oil to separate out. Then reuse the coolant.
Have you tried the simple green trick. I have thought about putting
different types of detergents in there but I am afraid of causing more
if not i will probably do the following
Replace the rubber lines since they have swelled from the Trans
Fluid, I'll try flushing it out again and then just drive it and sift
off the top.
I appreciate all the suggestions
Yep, I have used it in a couple vehicles when they got oil in them. You
don't need to use a lot. I usually pull the thermostat and then let it
circulate with the cap off. As the oil comes free and floats it comes
out of the neck of the radiator (or fill location). I use SG because it
doesn't create a lot of suds and cuts grease/oil very well.
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