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Old 03-31-2016, 04:26 PM   #11
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I found the upper and lower rad hoses at RockAut for 35.53 total shipped.
And I think I finally found the hose clamps I wanted.

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Hoses are 1-9/32 so that should fit both of them, 4 clamps is going to run me 28.84, almost as much as the damn hoses, wtf lol

I'd also go ahead and do the heater core hoses, but screw that, I am already doing a lot, my hands are full atm..
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Looked over the upper clamps again, and really they do not look bad, the lower ones however do not look as good, they may hold up for the life of the new hoses, but as much as it will be a PITA to change that lower hose without a lift to get to the lower clamp easier, I think I'd rather replace those 2 clamps at least, for a little piece of mind.
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Getting there on the flushes, from left to right we have 4 total flushes.
I used the chemical flush, still working on getting that all out, not stopping till it is clear, looks like I need a few more flushes..

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Ran the 6th bit of distilled water through the system, the 5th flush was fairly close to being clear, but not quite as clear as I want it, so I'll see how it looks once I drain it in the morning.
I may go ahead and drive 3 miles to the store and get some more distilled water, as if the water is not as clear as I want it this time I drain it, then I only have enough left to do the 50/50 mix.
So I may grab at least 4 more gallons so if need be I can get 2 more flushes in.
Then I'll drive the coolant to AutoZone, I am pretty sure they will take it for free.

I noticed the coolant color was more red than orange, so I am wondering if the previous owners used Toyota'* Red antifreeze in it..
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Do you have a flushing T installed on the heater hose? If so, just hook it up to a garden hose, take the rad cap off, turn the hose on, and let the engine run until the water is clear.

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Do you have a flushing T installed on the heater hose? If so, just hook it up to a garden hose, take the rad cap off, turn the hose on, and let the engine run until the water is clear.

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I almost bought one, but my well water is high in iron oxide, so I am afraid to use it, so I have just been using distilled, and draining out the petcock.
My water is not really hard water though, it is around 70ppm'*, so like 30 away.
Still I feel better using water closer to 0 ppm'*.

The lower rad hose feels like it is dry-rotting, which is why I want to replace it.
I could hold out on replacing the others, but I figured why not go ahead and change them before they get bad enough to have an issue.
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