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To flush or not to Flush

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Manwithoutaplan, Jun 28, 2012.

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What to do with the radiator fluid?

Poll closed Jul 28, 2012.
  1. FLush it

    6 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Keep it for now

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. or taste the coolant see if it is still good :D

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Have no idea

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. Jun 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM
    #1
    Manwithoutaplan

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    I have question and need some opinions, so here it goes. My truck is 2007 with 85k roughly and it is 5 years old. I am debating on whether to flush my radiator coolant or not. here is my question, I had a rat supposedly ate my Knocking sensor in February 09. It looks like they had to drop the coolant completely so you think they would have flushed it or just add and dropped new fluid in. Do you think I should just drop add new coolant or flush it???? thank you

    01TOZADIAG02/03/2009ENGINE DIAG 2ENGINE DIAG 2 ~|~CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON ~|~ ~|~
    REPLACE KNOCK SENSOR WIRES DONNY #30PARTSNAMEPART
    #QTYSENSOR, KNOCK CONTRO89615060101GASKET,
    AIR SURGE TA171760P0101GASKET,
    INTAKE MANIF17177AD0101RING, O96761350312GASKET,
    INTAKE MANIF17178AD0101WIRE,
    SENSOR822190C0101
    SUPER LONG LIFE00272SLLC2012
     
  2. Jun 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Since the SLLC costs money, most likely the shop just topped up the coolant. You should flush it at 5 years / 50K.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    ok. what is SLLC???

    edit ... nvm
     
  4. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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  5. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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  6. Jun 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    nice guys. If it is brown flush it down ....
     

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