Cleaning cooling system

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taylor6632
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Cleaning cooling system

Post by taylor6632 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:04 pm

Having recently done the head gasket on the 996, is was apparent that a lot of the waterways in the head were blinded with crud. Its back together and running sweet, starts off the key and on the 4/5th crank (luxury haha :D )

I want to give the cooling system a good clean before hay making this year to prevent similar happening again. Heard you can chuck a pot of bicarb in the rad and run it for a few days, then drain and flush with clean water/rad flush treatment, then fill up with AF and water mix. This won't do any harm will it? Heard the off the shelf stuff is no stronger than mouthwash.....

jazo
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Re: Cleaning cooling system

Post by jazo » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:33 am

Hi. If its rusty I use white vinegar, I leave it in for a couple days then flush. Repeat if necessary. Use about 4 litres of it and the rest water.
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cobbadog
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Re: Cleaning cooling system

Post by cobbadog » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:36 am

Were you able to have a scratch around the water jackets while the head was off?

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