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
"anything you say can & will be misquoted & used against you"
'01 FLHR ''Red"
'04 MXZ 600ho
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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?