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Old 09-29-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
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Radiator/Coolant Flush - 2000 Taurus

Our 2000 Taurus is due for a coolant flush. I've read up on some DIY
approaches to doing this but wanted to see if anyone could share any
practical experience doing this.

I know better than to run the engine empty of coolant with the garden
hose turned on and inserted into the resevior. I don't want to sieze
the pistons or crack the aluminum with the entry of cold city water
into the loop.

Is it enough to empty the coolant from the rad and block, refill with
tap water, run and drain again? That leaves me with probably four
gallons of waste that I have to dispose of. What about draining once
and just refilling?

Thanks!

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Old 09-30-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Radiator/Coolant Flush - 2000 Taurus

>> Our 2000 Taurus is due for a coolant flush. I've read up on some DIY
>> approaches to doing this but wanted to see if anyone could share any
>> practical experience doing this.


Nobody?

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Old 09-30-2005, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Radiator/Coolant Flush - 2000 Taurus


<sleepdog@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:1128093755.958708.16390@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>> Our 2000 Taurus is due for a coolant flush. I've read up on some DIY
>>> approaches to doing this but wanted to see if anyone could share any
>>> practical experience doing this.

>
> Nobody?

I wouldn't worry about flushing it unless it is really nasty. Draining the
radiator will get most of the old coolant out. Then just refill it at about
50/50 coolant/water.


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Old 10-01-2005, 07:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Radiator/Coolant Flush - 2000 Taurus

I just dump and refill with the proper mix. No tap water flush, just a
refill of distilled water and anti-freeze. Bulk of the old acidic stuff gets
changed out.
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<sleepdog@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:1128009909.546432.172800@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> Our 2000 Taurus is due for a coolant flush. I've read up on some DIY
> approaches to doing this but wanted to see if anyone could share any
> practical experience doing this.
>
> I know better than to run the engine empty of coolant with the garden
> hose turned on and inserted into the resevior. I don't want to sieze
> the pistons or crack the aluminum with the entry of cold city water
> into the loop.
>
> Is it enough to empty the coolant from the rad and block, refill with
> tap water, run and drain again? That leaves me with probably four
> gallons of waste that I have to dispose of. What about draining once
> and just refilling?
>
> Thanks!
>



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