I was taking our 2000 Tuarus into the Ford dealer for service this
weekend and was going to get the engine coolant flushed and replaced.
I only have 46,000 miles on this car and I don't want it getting
screwed up on service and/or treatments I don't need.
They have special treatments for coolant flushing that they advertise
in the service area, but I've heard they are just a waste.
As far as I am concerned on a car without any cooling problems they
should just flush the motor with distilled water, fill it back up with
60/40 and be done with it. Opinions?
On 16 Feb 2005 07:06:16 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
Take a garden hose and rag to the upper hose and and flush it yourself. Watch
the "purists" here cringe over that one....
I've never had a problem doing this. Flush it ever couple of years and you
won't have a corrosion problem ever.
What upper hose?
The radiator hose? What good would that do unless you took out the
IMO, just drain all you can... fill with water, (distilled would be best)
Run warm for 20 or so minutes... drain again. Fill with 60/40 premix (again
buy concentrate and use distilled) which would come out to about 50/50 with
water remaining in.
If you have that "yellow" stuff in there... get it all out you can and use
the green stuff.
Take off both heater hoses and backflush heater, before the final refill.
- Yes, I'm a crusty old geezer curmudgeon.. deal with it! -
Yes, DIY was my first option, I have two gals of Ford Premium, but wow
I have a dealer coupon (and time is short).
So if I HAVE to take it to the dealer... any opinions on their service
I've heard the stuff they use can actually CAUSE corrosion.
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