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Flushing Coolant System......??

I've done this before, but I now live right on the water and I'm concerned about contaminating it with spillage from flushing. Has anyone had any experiences with places like Jiffy Lube or similar where they use an extractor for the coolant?
One reason I want to flush it out was partly due to me neglecting to flush out a used rad I installed. I noticed that the coolant in the overflow tank had particles in suspension which are difficult to describe.
My water pump is leaking slightly from the lower hole so it's time to address this as well. Guess I'll do the water pump first, then have the system flushed.........
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Re: Flushing Coolant System......??

Flush before you replace the pump (might start to srew up the new pump )
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I now live right on the water and I'm concerned about contaminating it with spillage from flushing

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Very cool Crow!


When I do my vehicles, I just drain the fluid (into a sealable container), fill up the radiator with R/O or distilled water, run it around the block a few times, drain the water, then fill it back up with the proper mix.

The R/O (Reverse Osmosis) water is completely free from minerals, and does a really good job at disolving the crud in the radiator.

I take the container with the old coolant down to a local shop that has seperate recycling containers for oil, coolant, etc.

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Re: Flushing Coolant System......??

Previously Jiffy Lube used to hire kid just out of high school, and pay them just above minimum wage.

A few of the technicians in the shop where I used to work were former Jiffy Lube employees, and they shared all kinds of horror stories about that place. (motors filled with coolant instead of oil, radiators filled with washer fluid, etc.)

Of course, this was a bunch of guys BS'ing in a shop, so I took it with a grain of salt
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