coolant flush off the wall question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 02-06-2011, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: columbus
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
coolant flush off the wall question

I have a good friend who works in the food prosessing industry, and has white vinegar at his diposal. We drank a couple of beers and he wondered if I could flush my radiator system with white vinegar (55 gal for free) and achieve the same results . I know it's off the wall ,,,but what the hell gotta ask the experts?????? What do you think????? Thanks POOP
theoldpoop is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 02-06-2011, 01:21 PM
Premium Member

taskforcefreddy's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 964
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Try it out and then let us know.

Actually, please don't. Not that I think it won't work, just that I'd hate to see you ruin your water pump with something that's as corrosive as vinegar. It's difficult to get every last drop of tap water/Restore out of your system (just did it last night) but it's a necessary evil. Whether you do it right and use Restore Plus/VC-9+Restore, the most expensive part of the whole thing will still be the 3.5 gallons of concentrate you'll need to buy so if saving a buck is what you're going after, I'd probably look elsewhere. My $.02

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
taskforcefreddy is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 02-06-2011, 02:55 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Williamsburg, Ohio
Posts: 1,049
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah, save the vinegar and make some pickles or something. I used VC-9 and restore.

2004 F-250, ZF-6, 03 turbo 4" mbrp exh. PHP reprogrammed FICM, sct X3, egr delete, auto meter ultra lite boost & pyro, arp head studs, firestone destination m/t's. ccv mod, mag hytec diff covers, 35% tint, dieselsite coolant filter, cat elc, B&W gooseneck hitch.
screamin7.3 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome