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Re: coolant

> Coolant?
> Got a '87 5cstq, wanna know what the favorite anti-freeze(s) are?

I like Sierra.  Tastes better, less hangover...

Anyway, it's supposed to be a five year product but I just flushed the
heck out of my system while swapping a used radiator in (& a mess o'
powder coated bits).  The two year old coolant came out looking like
swamp water.  I think a good flushing every year is on my maintenance
list now.   The car runs noticeably cooler at the dash gauge now.  If
only the heater would run hotter!  Two days later the fan sensor failed
and I had to drain the radator into cut off milk jugs and fill it back
up again! 

BTW I tried to flush everything out backwards first then forwards, to
try to knock loose any junk in there.  We're talking 20 minutes at a
time with the garden hose on full.  I figure this is not only overkill
for cleaning but helps to dilute the residues of (safely biodegradable)
coolant that wind up on my parking lot and in my neighbor's well.

Then I simplegreened the engine compartment, you could eat outa there!

Huw Powell


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