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Old 04-06-2012, 03:41 AM
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To dilute the tap water left in your cooling system, you have to flush it 7-8 times with distilled.
The math:
After the first flush using distilled, you will have about 50% tap water in the cooling system. (assumes 50% of total capacity drained at each flush, YMMV)
The second, you will have 25%
The third, 12.5%
The fourth, 6.25%
The Fifth, 3.12%
The sixth, 1.6%
The seventh, 0.8%
The eighth, 0.4%..and on it goes.
I used about 40-45 gallons of distilled water to do all of the flushes I had to do.
Yes, that is an awful lot of water, but I looked at it like this: If I drop 50 bucks for the distilled water, I didn't have to worry what could be lurking in the tap water or if I got whatever was in the tap water diluted enough to not cause a problem later.
At that point, 50 bucks was cheap insurance.
That makes sense. I probably should have bought more, she's currently coolantless in the drive way right now. Our hose water that we are using for this flush is well water run through a filter and a water softener. So I'm pretty sure its real clean, granted its not distilled but I guess we will see what happens.

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Well water is worse than tap water. I hope.gov didn't let it sit over night with nothing in the coolant system.
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Well water is worse than tap water. I hope.gov didn't let it sit over night with nothing in the coolant system.
Oh ship, I did what can of problems did I just open up? I have not done the restore or restore plus flushes yet...

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It causes a "baking" effect. Which is the drying out of the cooling system which causes all the deposits to cake onto the side walls making it way harder to get out. It also causes the system to rust.
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It cussed a "baking" effect. Which is the drying out of the cooling.Ayden and then all the deposits cake onto the side walls making it way harder to get out. It also causes the system to rust.
Awesome...

Well its full of water right now, I have class this morning so I won't get to start till after 12. Should i run a tad higher concentration of restore and restore plus to make sure I got it all? Or just run it for 90 minutes with each cleaner instead of 60?

If it helps any, I have not drained the block yet, I only pulled the plug on the radiator.

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That wouldn't really change anything. You don't want to have those chemicals in the system for more than 3 hours total so no.dont exceed the recommended time intervals. And how you could put more than have restore and restore + I don't believe you would benefit anything from it. I would recommend a reverse flush after the normal flush just to clean out the oil cooler. Unless your replacing. If you do the reverse flush then you could use.the extra chemical to do that.
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That wouldn't really change anything. You don't want to have those chemicals in the system for more than 3 hours total so no.dont exceed the recommended time intervals. And how you could put more than have restore and restore + I don't believe you would benefit anything from it. I would recommend a reverse flush after the normal flush just to clean out the oil cooler. Unless your replacing. If you do the reverse flush then you could use.the extra chemical to do that.
I am replacing the oil cooler this weekend as well. I plan to flush drive alot of miles and then do my egr and cooler.

However, this crap just keeps getting worse, I had to drive my truck with just water in it to class and back because my carpool buddy screwed me over and didn't wake up. So I've probably got one effed up cooling system right now huh?

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Just make sure it doesn't overheat on just water coming home... watch those temps!!!!




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I wouldn't worry about it too much just make sure you do a good flush with the restore and restore+. After don't stop.flushing until it is clear water coming back out and then test your PH to make sure it's at 7. That's how you will know for sure your cooling system is good to go. Don't leave the water in there beyond today as if it starts to rust in there it will start pitting.
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Just make sure it doesn't overheat on just water coming home... watch those temps!!!!




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I still had the thermostat out from the beginning flush last night so both temps actually ran 20 degrees cooler...


I definitely watched my cts like a hawk and have been during the flush too lol.


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I wouldn't worry about it too much just make sure you do a good flush with the restore and restore+. After don't stop.flushing until it is clear water coming back out and then test your PH to make sure it's at 7. That's how you will know for sure your cooling system is good to go. Don't leave the water in there beyond today as if it starts to rust in there it will start pitting.
I'm already draining the restore plus. I drove an hour on each the restore and restore plus. I will be flushing 5 times now to make sure i got it all

Almost had a bad day, my block plug stuck its self near the oil pan and I thought I lost it

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