I checked my coolant but pumping with a hand pump out of the reservoir into a small jar. The coolant has plenty of particles floating around. There was also a bit of mud underneath the radiator cap. Thats what prompted me do pump some out into a jar to have a better look. pic: http://i.imgur.com/ljuTqvz.jpg
I was going to just refill the radiator when done with the gasket job, but now I think I should do a more of a flush. Anyone recommend a way to flush the system out? I will be using havoline dexcool to refill.
I plan on using the LIM end seals with just the RTV at the ends to seal between the two gaskets.