could be stop leak. I know when I used it in my TJ, it kind of stuck around at the cap for awhile.
Originally Posted by MrNate
Are you insane? Do you have any idea how many slip-and-fall accidents are caused by carelessly discarded banana peels? This is a crime of Vaudevillian proportions and must not be tolerated in a civilized society.
Originally Posted by RyanCJ2A
I have no input of any value to this thread but those are awesome.
Drain plug is on the bottom passenger side of the radiator, it looks like a hose spigot. Just an FYI my radiator fluid always looks brown, I've flushed it yearly for a awhile, I'm not sure what it is, but everything seems to be operating normally. Heater core, hoses, water pump, and thermostat all in good shape. My guess is it's the radiator just being nasty and the stop leak stuff I put in it.
Originally Posted by mightydog78
i think ill flush it to be on the safe side
easy to do by yourself? again..im still learning
where is the drain plug located?
Do a search for "radiator flush" and you'll get a couple of methods. Here's mine. Get the flush kit from Prestone if you're going to go that route. It has a diverter that fits in the radiator cap opening and guides the flushed fluid away from the vehicle and, in my case, into a five gallon pail. When you cut the heater hose running along the engine (its the inlet to the heater core) and install the garden hose you will get a complete flush for as long as you want.
On thing I do is add the chemical in the flush kit to the old coolant BEFORE I flush it, run the engine a little to get it dispersed throughout the system, and the let it sit for about 15 minutes before doing the actual flush. While the chemical is doing its thing I kill the time by cutting the heater hose, installing the "T" connector and getting everything ready for the actual flush.
Lastly, after I finish the flush I disconnect both hoses from the heater core and flush it again in both directions, starting with the inlet (top on mine) to insure it is clean.
Regarding the thermostat, I use the 190 (actually a 195 if I remember correctly).
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x2. coolant pH changes over time and eventually turns corrosive enough to eat your radiator, engine block and heater core apart. the brown stuff is the dissolved components of your cooling system. flush & change the fluid before you have to replace someplace expensive.