radiator flush


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5str48
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radiator flush

Postby 5str48 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:02 pm



With the radiator OUT of the bike, what would be the best method to make sure the radiator is 100% clean? What kind of cleaning solution (I imagine soaking for a day or two) would best ensure a squeaky clean radiator?



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Re: radiator flush

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:46 pm

5str48 wrote:With the radiator OUT of the bike, what would be the best method to make sure the radiator is 100% clean? What kind of cleaning solution (I imagine soaking for a day or two) would best ensure a squeaky clean radiator?


You can use white vinegar to clean out calcium and scale deposits. I wouldn't leave it in for more than half an hour or so though.

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Re: radiator flush

Postby Rusty Bike » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:48 pm

Look inside there. How bad is it? I used denatured water while on the bike. Started it, ran for a while then drained and repeated. Mine was pretty clean to start with.


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