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by Punisher 01-25-2011, 04:20 PM

Went out and bought these... And what I did was put the flush fluid in the radiator and run motor for about 15 minutes

Open package and find the right size T fitting for the hose and cut the highest point of the heater hose and add the T fitting on and tighten clamp that comes with the kit...




Remove the cap from the T fitting and put on the adaptor that came with the kit and put the water hose to it


Also put on the this yellow flower thing on the radiator


Start your jeep and turn on the heater on high and then turn on the water hose to fluch out the nasty

Ran it for about 10 minute til the water started to come clean...

I turned off the motor and pulled the drain cap off the radiator and drain all the water out and then turned back on the water and started the motor again and let it flush out for another 5 minutes to make sure all the water was clean


Once its all clean I recapped the plug after all fluid was drained and started to add the Antifreeze and water til it started flowing out of the T fitting


Replace the cap and fill you overflow tank and you are ready to go...

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nice one... thanks for putting this in writting
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Nice writeup... I am going to have to do this shortly... I wish I had a driveway I could just let that coolant run down... but unfortunately it would just stick around under my Jeep in my gravel driveway..I need to flush the heater core separately for now though.. just to get heat again... then once I know I can get the water flushed out and coolant added before it freezes, I'll flush the coolant...

Does anyone know if the flush stuff is any less effective if I put it into really crappy looking coolant?? Or do I need to drain the old stuff out, then fill it with water, add the flush stuff and then let it run for 15min, before flushing the stuff out?? Only reason I ask... is I'm trying to figure out if or how I can flush my coolant system while it is still colder than hell outside...
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Nice write-up. From the looks of the stuff coming out, it was do for one.
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Nice writeup... I am going to have to do this shortly... I wish I had a driveway I could just let that coolant run down... but unfortunately it would just stick around under my Jeep in my gravel driveway..I need to flush the heater core separately for now though.. just to get heat again... then once I know I can get the water flushed out and coolant added before it freezes, I'll flush the coolant...

Does anyone know if the flush stuff is any less effective if I put it into really crappy looking coolant?? Or do I need to drain the old stuff out, then fill it with water, add the flush stuff and then let it run for 15min, before flushing the stuff out?? Only reason I ask... is I'm trying to figure out if or how I can flush my coolant system while it is still colder than hell outside...
Well for your sake in the cold weather what I would do is drain most of it out then fill it with the flush fluid and add the rest water and start it and leave it running for about 15 minutes it takes time for the water to freeze anyhow...
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Nice write-up. From the looks of the stuff coming out, it was do for one.
Yeah def. was... I don't think my brother in-law used any antifreeze, Just straight water...
Not like you need antifreeze in florida but I like to use it as if it was to have a leak I could smell and see that it is the coolant problem...
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Great write up man!!!!!!! That look like and water!!!!LOL
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yup mine looked the same way. just a tip, i did this when i replaced the waterpump, but it kept turning brown, i had to flush the heater core by itself.

simply unplug the two hoses going into the firewall and run a water hose on one side of it until clear, then do the other hole.
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Very nicely done! The only way it could have been better would have been to issue "scratch and sniff" cards with that old coolant smell!
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good write up punisher and next time you have to ... please dont in your radiator..it isnt good for your jeep XD

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yup mine looked the same way. just a tip, i did this when i replaced the waterpump, but it kept turning brown, i had to flush the heater core by itself.

simply unplug the two hoses going into the firewall and run a water hose on one side of it until clear, then do the other hole.
I could be wrong here (it's been known to happen LOL), but I thought that if you turned on the heater when you do your flush it opens up the heater control valve allowing the flush to clean the heater core as well.
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yeah that sounds right, but my cable was broke to open the valve, and i didnt know how to fix it at that time, i just did it like that, it was pretty easy.
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cool deal, one more thing to add to the pictorial is how to "burp" the system which means to get all the air out... that is a PITA, Ive seen somewhere where a guy had the WIDE funnel with an attachement that hooked right into your radiator where the cap would go,
anyhow this funnel is as wide and deep as an oil drain pan and basically what it does is "VURP" your system... men we ALL know what a "vurp" is for those who DONT a vurp is when you burp and a little vomit comes up ... I know GROSS but anyhow your cooling system cannot get the air out without bringing up some coolant as well and what this setup allows is the coolant to overflow into this funnel thing and allow air to come up with it and this way allowing your coolant to drain BACK into the radiator and not wasting it by letting it hit the ground.


here it is burping
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