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Old August 9th, 2019, 09:08
CLSegraves CLSegraves is offline
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Re: Running "hot" at idle

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Nice that you got it resolved. When was the last time you drained/flushed prior to the incident? Just curious as to how long it took to cause the radiator to plug. I flush my yearly and each time it looks new when draining.
Probably 6 months ago and it came out clean at that time.

As I said, I think the new pump (which is supposed to flow 20% more) likely caused scale and "junk" to come lose in the block and it got swept into the radiator. Fortunately it wasn't "sludge", just particles because the radiator shop was able to back wash the radiator and thereby clean out the tubes.
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Old August 9th, 2019, 09:44
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Re: Running "hot" at idle

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Probably 6 months ago and it came out clean at that time.

As I said, I think the new pump (which is supposed to flow 20% more) likely caused scale and "junk" to come lose in the block and it got swept into the radiator. Fortunately it wasn't "sludge", just particles because the radiator shop was able to back wash the radiator and thereby clean out the tubes.
Good to know...thx.
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