Changing Rad. & Heater core... - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2003, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 315
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Changing Rad. & Heater core...

I'm hopefully going to be changing my radiator, tstat, upper and lower hoses and heater core this weekend. Are there any tips you guys can give me to make the install go a bit more smoothly. Past experiences you can draw on and say look out for this? My grandpa is going to be helping me, and has a pretty good knowledge of engine work/upgrade. This will hopefully help my overheating problems and the smoke thru the dash. Thanks for any info/ help.
SpazYJ2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2003, 08:32 PM
Moderator
 
Dirt Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Troy, Ohio
Posts: 7,409
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Changing Rad. & Heater core...

Just............
</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
Do NOT buy the "flush" crap. It can only cause problems later. (it's an acid) Before you change everything you want to....
Drain and refill with plain H2O.
Run until up to temp.
Repeat as many times as necessary until it's clean water coming out.
Then do it a couple more times.
NOW you can change out what you want to.
After you put it back together....
Flush one more time.
Then refill with coolant and check mixture with tester.
Just remember that the block still has a bunch of pure water in it, so it will take a little more antifreeze in the mix to get the % right than a normal "coolant change".


[/ QUOTE ]
Thats all. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Dirt Dog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome