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Old 05-26-2007, 05:12 PM   #11
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A good enough flush to get that out would probably cost near as much as a new rad. That'* disgusting.
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:16 PM   #12
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You know...It really bothers me to wonder....if this car has absolutely no cooling issues, at all, and its radiator looks like that, I would be scared to know how many countless others look identical to that. That honestly is horrible, I've seen countless pictures from members and such, but experiencing that first-hand is just unbelievable. The stuff is like...gooey acid chalk.

Everyone who sees this thread, if you haven't done so already, GET. RID. OF. YOUR. DEXCOOL.
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:19 PM   #13
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A good enough flush to get that out would probably cost near as much as a new rad. That'* disgusting.
Well, more than that...what I meant was...sure, maybe replace the rad, but I want to know what I can do to EFFECTIVELY get all of that SLUDGE out of all the cooling passages in the block, water pump, etc!!! Is there some cheap way that I can do it without spending TONS of money on flushing solution?
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that looks like the stuff hacks use to "seal" leaks in the radiator.... thats nasty
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A good enough flush to get that out would probably cost near as much as a new rad. That'* disgusting.
Well, more than that...what I meant was...sure, maybe replace the rad, but I want to know what I can do to EFFECTIVELY get all of that SLUDGE out of all the cooling passages in the block, water pump, etc!!! Is there some cheap way that I can do it without spending TONS of money on flushing solution?


I agree with you. I'd do several flushes before getting a new rad. Do a couple with plain water before doing a chemical flush.
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Thats just amazing, things can look that bad and still work! Thumbs up to GM for that tidbit atleast.
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How does it smell? cause it looks like someone pooped in there :(
I was thinking the same, I said this the last time dex-cool was discussed...I'm glad they didn't use that crap in 1990


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A good enough flush to get that out would probably cost near as much as a new rad. That'* disgusting.
I agree, try a few flushes to see what happens. I can't believe the previous owner didn't check the condition
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i think the previous owner is gonna stay the current owner because this car is kinda...pissing me off........so meh. i still might just flush it for them because i love bonnes so much, if i didn't i would push it off a cliff.
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You need to flush that toilet asap. That'* pretty sick. It'* a shame the previous owner didn't take good care of that car.
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Wait a minute. Why are you putting Dexcool in that car? I'm certain that when that car was built it was intended for regular engine coolant.

Use Dexcool in the proper application. Why would you consciously change it from green to Dex?

*edit* WTF...I thought you have an 89 LE?

*editx2* I see you have a second car....moving on :P
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