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Are there any additives for flushing my cooling system?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by saugus, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Sep 17, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    saugus

    saugus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The system has most likely never been refilled and the reserve bottle is very pasty looking. The liquid is pink, but it definitely looks well used. I assume the previous owner was just adding whatever fluid and hose water. So I want to get all of the calcium that I can out before adding the pink stuff, and a new thermostat. I was going to just drain both compartments and fill with distilled water, run the engine and flush for a while until it was clear, but I know that there will remain a lot of junk. Any ideas? Vinegar perhaps?
     
  2. Sep 17, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    ive heard of people using cl-r, but i assume there must be an automotive product similar to it.
     
  3. Sep 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    I think it says something about "never use on aluminum" or whatever.

    That may be what I do. I just thought maybe some folks here might use a vinegar and baking soda concoction.
     
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