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Re: flushing the coolant system

Sachelle Babbar wrote:
> Pull all the hoses. Pull the thermostat. Leave the heater hoses connected
> to the core side. Hook up a garden hose to on side and allow it to drain

Yeah, but how do you get all that calcium/mineral rich garden hose water

In my opinion, you want to fill and drain several times with distilled
or de-ionized water, perhaps after the flush described above. If you mix
up your coolant solution with garden hose water which is typically very
"hard", say 250ppm disolved solids, then you are adding minerals to your
coolant. This can form deposits in your radiator and the rest of your
cooling system.