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Old 01-17-2008, 07:31 PM   #21
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Ok then I will use that, do I have to do the 50/50 with that as well?...Just now I have to wait till this snow to melt..which is ok since I'm pretty damn low on funds right now, and I mean low!

Also does anyone know how to clean the coolant resorvior tank out? I'd like to clean the inside and outside. Don't know if its just competely dirty or stained from the coolant..but would like to be nice and clean
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Go to http://www.prestone.com/ and look in the upper right hand corner. You'll see the yellow bottle that says "all makes/all models". Then, it depends on which you buy...the one already at the 50/50 mix, or the full strength. When you flush the system, you'll have roughly half of the capacity of the system filled with water within the engine, so it would be best to fill the radiator with the full concentration.

Some have had luck cleaning the overflow tank with a rag and brake cleaner. It can be hard to get in the corners, so I also use a rag, a few marbles, and a good liquid cleaner to finish it up.
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Is the all makes/all model just like the mixes with any color? I am so confused now...
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Is the all makes/all model just like the mixes with any color? I am so confused now...
It'* the same thing.
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Also does anyone know how to clean the coolant resorvior tank out? I'd like to clean the inside and outside. Don't know if its just competely dirty or stained from the coolant..but would like to be nice and clean
I used Dawn and a brush like a bottle brush for cleaning wheels. It'* bendable. Check Walmart in houseswares. It'* easier to take the tank off, probably two screws holding it down, so you can slosh it around to get all the detergent out. A little detergent left shows up in radiator as foam.
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:25 PM   #26
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My wife'* 98 SLE has had coolant disappearing for the last 70K miles. I have never found any leaks, but have probably gone through 6 gallons of coolant. The UIM went at 65K, but the leaking problem was still there after the repairs which was 40K miles ago.
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The best thing I have found to clean the reservour is a toilet cleaner brush & deagreaser.
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