So, to sum up, it sounds like I'll do the following:
1) Disconnect lower rad hose & drain into 5 gallon bucket until it stops. This should remove 95% of the 50/50 coolant in the system (remainder in the core and engine block itself).
2) Connect lower rad hose back up.
3) pour cleaner (Still need a brand suggested) into the system. Question: Should I buy close to 2 gallons of this (enough to fill system? Or should I mix this cleaner with distilled water?
4) Disconnect lower rad hose and drain cleaner
5) Connect lower rad hose back up.
6) Fill system with ~2 gallons of distilled water. Let it cycle through the system for about 20 mins or so.
7) Disconnect lower rad hose and drain system yet again.
8) Pour 1 Gallon of PURE 100% Antifreeze and then top off system (~1 more Gallon) with 50/50 mixture of Antifreeze & Distilled water.
Please TCCA, look over this procedure and correct any mistakes that I have entered. This is what I plan on doing the first chance I get. If there are any corrections, now is the time instead of having all this apart.
ALSO: Would it be a good idea to clamp off the bypass hose with needle nose vice grips (similar to Reverse Heater Core cleaning) when I am running the Cleaner and then the Distilled water through the system?
Thanks again! I really enjoy the feedback from here. I'm feeling more and more confident with every post on this subject
What do you all think about this: Evapo-Rust Coolant Cleaner