Flushing my 83 interstates Radator


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Flushing my 83 interstates Radator

Postby rockguitar1969 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:19 pm



Hey guys,
I was thinking about flushing out my Cooling system with a Weak solution of CLR, and then Flushing it with distilled water, and then finally filling with standard radiator fluid. What does everyone think.


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Re: Flushing my 83 interstates Radator

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:01 pm

rockguitar1969 wrote:Hey guys,
I was thinking about flushing out my Cooling system with a Weak solution of CLR, and then Flushing it with distilled water, and then finally filling with standard radiator fluid. What does everyone think


It depends. Are you planning to sell the bike to someone you really don't like? Then by all means, go ahead. :)

CLR is acidic and will etch aluminum. It will damage the inside of the radiator, and any remnants of it will also damage the inside of the engine block.

From the CLR web site:

Can I use CLR to clean out my radiator?
No, CLR should not be used on a car radiator for two reasons. First, CLR may not be compatible with the internal metals of the radiator. Second, it could have adverse effects if the CLR is not rinsed out completely.

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Re: Flushing my 83 interstates Radator

Postby rockguitar1969 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:27 pm

Thank you for your answer. OK so no CLR, what should I be using that is compatable with the Goldwing inards.

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Re: Flushing my 83 interstates Radator

Postby Bbwelder » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:47 pm

I have always used a standard flush in small amounts

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Re: Flushing my 83 interstates Radator

Postby mrmikey » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:42 am

I have always used a standard flush in small amounts

That or I use vinegar run till the temps up, dump, refill with de-ionized water, dump and fill with af, seems less harsh to my mind....Mike


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