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Coolant Flush – What You Need to Know

Flushing the cooling system of any car is an uncomplicated procedure provided you install a coolant flush kit. In general for every car the coolant in the cooling system ruptures and happens to get contaminated over a period of time. Flushing the engine system with the help of a coolant flush gets rid of the old coolant and makes it feasible to use new coolant to make sure that the car does not overheat during summer or freeze during winter. In order to perform a coolant flush, you have to drain out the old coolant from the radiator entirely.

Steps on how to perform a coolant flush

Using a coolant catcher, unscrew the drain plug underneath and let the coolant empty completely. If the radiator has a screw or bolt type drain plug, remove it. On draining the entire coolant from the radiator, put back the drain plug and remove the radiator cap. Add the components of the coolant flush solution to the radiator and fill it to the top with water. Restore and tighten the radiator cap. Then start the car and let it run till it gets to its working temperature. Turn on the heater and shift the temperature mechanism to the hottest level and run the car for around 10 minutes with the heater on. Turn off the car and wait for the engine to cool down. As soon as the engine cools down, release the exhaust and drain out the contents of the radiator completely and your coolant flush is almost done. Once you have completed the radiator and coolant flush, all you need to do is top off the radiator with fresh coolant and put back the radiator drain plug and close the petcock.

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How to install a coolant flush kit

In order to install a coolant flush kit, find the heater pipe of the car that runs from the engine throughout the fire wall into the heater of the car. Choose the appropriate flushing top from the coolant flush kit and fit it the inner width of the heater hose. Cut the heater hosepipe and position the ends of the cut hose upwards to reduce the spilling of the coolant from the hose. Insert a clamp to both the cut ends of the heater pipe to lock the swill out tee in place when you fix it. Place each end of the coolant flush tee into each side of the hosepipe that is cut and move both the ends of the hosepipe forward as far as possible. Glide the clamps over the hosepipe and the inserted ends of the flushing tee and squeeze each clamp with a screwdriver to lock the flushing tee in place.

Connect the splash diverter by taking out the radiator cap of the car and push the long end of the splash diverter into the opening of the radiator’s fill. This is a resistance fixture and when you push it down into the opening, it fits into place and forms a fixed seal. Fasten the older part of hosepipe with the female fitting onto the male threads of the splash diverter and position the other end of the hose section in a five gallon bucket to hold the old coolant. Rotate the male treads of the backyard hose to the back flow preventer. Start the car engine and turn the heater on high. Turn the garden hose on and collect the old coolant in a bucket and after completing this you can top up with fresh coolant. You have installed your coolant flush kit!