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Best way to cleanse radiators? - May 2, 2011, 05:17 AM

Should I just use the vinegar solution or are there specialty products out there that do a better job?


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Motorcycle radiator? Is it clogged with scale or just dirty?


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Yar. There is some buildup around one of the hoses. Wanted to run some cleaner through for peace of mind.


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What kind of build up? Explain, I'm confused, there is some build up around the connections, or internally, if its around the connections, just get some degreaser and BAM!!!! all done.


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I wouldn't get a solvent anywhere near where glycol needs to go, so hold that thought. If you need to clean the inside, you need a salt based cleaner. If it's greasy, use dishwashing liquid on the inside or outside to remove any grease. Some car radiators also cool trans fluid in separate compartments, if the trans fluid leaks into the cooling system, we use Dawn with water to clean it.


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Ran a mix of distilled white vinegar and distilled water trough it couple times. I was amazed at how much gunk came out. After cleaning it i can it through 2 cycles of distilled water only to flush it out.


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Vinegar and water...that's the way to go.


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