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Old 04-09-2011, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the proper procedure to flush coolant? can I just remove the thermostat, disconnect upper radiator hose, let water come in upper radiator hose, come out of thermostat housing? Thanks.

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Try opening the petcock. You want to get most of the coolant out first, then the rest of what you said is pretty good. Just be sure that when you refill it, that you do not mix tap water with coolant. If you change the coolant often enough and never use tap water, I see no reason to ever flush the system.
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I can't remember what I used to do with my Duratec, but if you've got the Vulcan, make sure you install a coolant bypass kit for the heater core, and backflush the hell out of it.

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I just did this yesterday. Drained out the old through the petcock and kept rinsing through the degasser tank until just clean water was draining. Closed the petcock, added a bottle of prestone super cleaner, topped off with water and will drive like this for 3-4 days since theres no freezing temps. predicted. After that, i will redrain and rerinse, then refill with straight water and drive for 3-4 more days. Then, redrain, rerinse and refill with 50/50 mix. It is imperative there are no freezing temps. forecast using this extended method.
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I have a 97 Taurus, believe its a 3.0, had coolant low light coming on now and then-always seemed ok- never too low- any way yesterday driving and temp gauge went all the way to hot-only driving for maybe 9 miles.. pulled over- boiling in overflow.. I let it cool down and put maybe 1/2 gallon coolant/water in overflow while motor running--it sucked it in.. had no more fluid-drove it..still got hot.. should I just add more coolant-could it have leaked that much? Any chance this is a thermostat?
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Richie, have you noticed it losing coolant before? The expansion tanks are prone to leaking and you would notice it on the inside fender as well as probably smell it. Does the engine seem to run okay otherwise? It is possible it is the thermostat but also possible head gasket, cracked cyl head, etc., etc. Any more you can tell us about what's been going on will help.
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I did flush yesterday. First drained out the old coolant through the petcock(can not reach engine drain plugs), then disconnect upper and lower radiator hose, use garden hose flush radiator by water come in upper hose come out lower hose. Install a Tee on by pass hose, remove thermostat, reconnect upper hose, let water come in the Tee, come out lower hose, use two clamps(one clamp on bypass hose, another one clamp on just after coolant temperature sensor) and to force water go through this order, heater core, water pump, engine block, radiator. Last remove coolant expansion tank to clean up. The result is good.
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