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Interesting Way to Flush Your Oil Cooler

I was just looking on youtube this afternoon and I happen to come across this video showing you how to clean your oil cooler using a high pressure washer at the car wash. Very interesting video, and I was wondering if anyone had done anyting like this before and what were your delta's after the flush.
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Id like to see what people have to say about this too. I can't see why it wouldn't work unless you get crazy with the water pressure.
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Interesting idea. I'd like to know the outcome. Did it really help or did he end up having to replace the oil cooler anyway?
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Just flushing with tap water alone will cause rust on bare metal in a few hours, so i wouldn't advise doing this unless you can flush it properly with distilled and immediately refill it with ELC coolant.

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i thought you had to have the engine running at op temp to do this properly? i havent done a coolant flush yet but from what ive heard it got to be running?

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Hmm... I've got a flush/ELC change in the future, and I've got a pressure washer. Maybe after my Restore and Restore + circulation, I'll try this before flushing with distilled.

Do you think pouring a big pot of boiling water into the top of the oil cooler would be effective and dissolving or breaking some of that junk up? Boiled water -> power wash -> distilled flush -> new coolant = not having to replace the oil cooler?
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He is just back flushing. I did this just not with a pressure sprayer. I might have done it had I had it. The regular back flush did drop my oil temp 10*. The tap water wont hurt the system as long as a complete distilled water flush is done afterwards.

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He is just back flushing. I did this just not with a pressure sprayer. I might have done it had I had it. The regular back flush did drop my oil temp 10*. The tap water wont hurt the system as long as a complete distilled water flush is done afterwards.
ya i was about to say that.......not much gain.

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He is just back flushing. I did this just not with a pressure sprayer. I might have done it had I had it. The regular back flush did drop my oil temp 10*. The tap water wont hurt the system as long as a complete distilled water flush is done afterwards.
So was you able to get a lot of crap out with the back flush? I sounds to me like it should work and help.
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