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Old 08-13-2017, 11:47 AM   #1
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What is the easiest way to flush (properly) the coolant? Is there a specific direction the flow should go?
I also need a new water pump. I am debating between having my original one rebuilt or just buying an aftermarket pump. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-13-2017, 02:50 PM   #2
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Flushing in the reverse flow works good.
If the current pump is the correct one for you car i'd considerer rebuilding it.
If it is already an replacement i'd replace it, they are cheap.
You could ad some oxalic acid to the water this removes the rust really good.
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I would remove the block drain plugs and flush...So, you can get as much of that stuff out of there as possible.
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If its not running hot,give it a basic low pressure flush.If you go at it hard ,acids etc your going to find radiator leaks which is fine if you don't mind doing that next.
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If you feel lucky you can remove the side freeze plugs and get a hose into the jackets. Bet you will have loads of junk/crud in there. Once done you will notice a big difference in cooling. Remember though, if you don't get rid of all junk and you put a new radiator in it will clogg in no time. only bad thing about removing side freeze plugs is you might un seal the rust from the rear plug and if that on starts leaking now you got to remove the tranny etc to get at the rear plug to replace it.
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...only bad thing about removing side freeze plugs is you might un seal the rust from the rear plug and if that on starts leaking now you got to remove the tranny etc to get at the rear plug to replace it.

You lost me there Stan....I've never, ever heard pf that happening.
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I just replaced my water pump a couple weeks ago. It was 30 something with lifetime free replacement. It's not original but hard to notice with fan and everything else assembled. Also week after I changed water pump my lower timing cover seal went and my timing chain was a bit stretched and loose. I replaced everything over a 3 week period however it involved taking it apart twice. A suggestion to replace or at least check everything with it apart. It would've saved me a week if I did everything first time through

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What is the easiest way to flush (properly) the coolant? Is there a specific direction the flow should go?
Prestone used to make a reverse flush kit. Don't know if it is still available. Also, you might want to be careful with adding chemicals to aid in flushing the cooling system. Depending on overall engine condition, too aggressive of a cleaner may, as mentioned earlier, reveal leaks elsewhere in your cooling system such as radiator, heater core and freeze plugs. Been there. Done that.
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A few ways to flush the system, the water pump can be rebuilt there was a thread detailing the parts needed and how to change them.
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Sorry for the late reply "POPS" Here's what can happen. When you remove the side freeze plugs , you can get a hose to wash out the inside of the block. The crud that builds up in there from not back flushing or not properly flushing over the years. I have seen this, a few times. It's the only way to really know if the inside is clean. But by doing this there is a freeze plug that is in the block behind the flywheel if it is the original one it might be rusty on the inside and by loosening the crud, the freeze plug might start leaking antifreeze and it's a big job to replace that freeze plug.
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