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I have a Gen4 with coolant that needs to be flushed big time!
Dealership wants $89 for it, do you think I should:
1. Just completely drain the coolant myself, pour in the Prestone Complete flush, dirve for a day (or however long I should go for) and then just also let that drain out and put in something new in it (I have green fluid now).
2. Or should I go somewhere else? I know CarX does not have flush machines.
3. Shut up and go to the dealer.

BTW, I am on the North side of Chicago.
 

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Yes go to the dealer. When they do a flush, all of the coolant is removed and replaced with new coolant. Adrain and fill is just that, its like getting topped off, all of the coolant is not drained and therefore not completely replaced. Also 89.95 is not a bad price for North Chicago, although you may be able to find it a little cheaper somewhere else.
 

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Just let the dealer do it now.

You could do a web search for shops in de moines and pricve it out, but for a dealer to flush and fill for $90, that is a DAMNED good price (for a dealer)
 

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I will be going in. I have a feeling my water pump is breaking apart, because I get noise from there. I hope my Premium Care will do what it says in its name.
 

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Just so you know, the GEN II water pump gasket tends to leak, on the 3.0 vulcan, I don't know about other engines/generations.

the point is, they will probably do a pressure test and if this gasket leaks, they will want to **** you and sell you a new water pump, gasket, drive belt, and charge some ungodly amount.

SO... if you can pressure test the cooling system before, you will not get some estimate that is huge.

if you need to know about pressure testing the cooling system, just sy so and I can explain it (if someone else doesn't do so first)
 
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