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Flush or Not to Flush, That is the Question


In a quandary on cooling system flushing. My newer vehicles I swap coolant every couple years, never had coolant issues. '68 Parisienne that I have had 16 years, looking onto my radiator last year, coolant is clear but I can see crusties on the core tubes, 3 core  guessing original replacement and brass, BB, fan shroud, and Auto Trans. Last coolant change about 8 years for hose change. Runs fine temp cruising, gets warm in traffic but no over heating. I believe the system is OK but!!! "Flush or Not To Flush"? I'm afraid of opening a can of worms, looking for thoughts / input / experiences. Thanks!



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Flush, flush, flush. 



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Flush it. It's only a can of worms if you already have a can of worms...

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Flush. Buy yourself one of the Princess Auto pans being raved about here.



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Similar performance with mine last year. I flushed it and re-tested all in traffic. Worse thing that could happen is no improvement. Best thing that could happen is an improvement. You got nothing to lose by flushing.



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Has anyone ever used Redline's "WaterWetter"? It's supposed to improve cooling ability. If so, did you notice any difference?
www.redlineoil.com/waterwetter

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Todd I used it once in my Acadian but saw no difference---BUT--- if I remember you use water not anti-freeze for the base mix. I did see a noticeable difference when I replaced the stock water pump with a Stewart High Flow, a 180 thermostat,18" Fan and an OEM Fan Shroud. Even with the Vintage Air on and a plus 90 F degree day in traffic held the temperature on the gauge to about 185 F. I would recommend to flush and use a good quality anti-freeze 50/50 mix,replace the thermostat, check belt tension,check upper and lower rad hoses and including heater hoses. My 2 cents.



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Canadian Poncho wrote:

Has anyone ever used Redline's "WaterWetter"? It's supposed to improve cooling ability. If so, did you notice any difference?
www.redlineoil.com/waterwetter


 A good friend tried it in his T bucket hotrod... in his words, "A f'n waste of time and money."  



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