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Old 16th February 2008, 01:09   #1
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I have to flush my Indica cooling system, which are radiator flush solutions available in the market?? I want to use this as the tata service cneter told me that they well remove the radiator and give it to some one to pressure clean and they do not have flush.
Please let me know what to use...

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OWS or bardahl man , if you know of anything else let me know
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ABRO is more easily available. I have tried it and it is good. Anything from STP should also be available. Let me know if you would like me to get it for you to Goa if its unavailable there. I am coming on 22nd and leaving on 23rd.
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Why do we need to use a radiator flush?
At What intervals?
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ABRO is more easily available. I have tried it and it is good. Anything from STP should also be available. Let me know if you would like me to get it for you to Goa if its unavailable there. I am coming on 22nd and leaving on 23rd.

Hey thanks dude..your coming down for just one day ????

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Why do we need to use a radiator flush?
At What intervals?

It keeps the cooling system clean, hence efficient,usually the service center should do it at around 30-45 k,but they do not do it, and tend to clean it by using pressurized water.

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Hey thanks dude..your coming down for just one day ????
Yes I am coming down for just a day (sadly). You want me to pick up radiator flush for you then?
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It keeps the cooling system clean, hence efficient,usually the service center should do it at around 30-45 k,but they do not do it, and tend to clean it by using pressurized water.
how does sludge etc form into the radiator system in the first place?
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how does sludge etc form into the radiator system in the first place?
It isn't usually sludge, mostly there are deposits of rust in the cooling system. Best way to minimize damage inside the radiator is by adding distilled water rather than tap water.
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It isn't usually sludge, mostly there are deposits of rust in the cooling system. Best way to minimize damage inside the radiator is by adding distilled water rather than tap water.
firstly you have to use distilled water or your just asking for it.
2ndly at least with maruti s and MOST cars , you have to flush and replace coolant every 20 000 km or 1 year AT LEAST.
The OWS FLUSH i strongly feel is the best followed by tectaloy
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firstly you have to use distilled water or your just asking for it.
It isn't an option. You MUST use distilled water. But if you see most of the service centers they would use tap water.
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@ Moralfibre, thanks but I got the thing here... will try to meet up when your down.
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how does sludge etc form into the radiator system in the first place?

It's not sludge, it's simple what happens to metal when immersed in water???????? Rust, this flush solution is used to remove the rust from the system and keep it clean.
coolant solution and distilled water help reduce the formation of rust but still there is some amount of rust formed.
so it's advisable to flush the system.
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Im getting cycle fast flush for 200. Info here : Cyclo :: Products That Work.

Or i can get 3m radiator flush. Any experiences with either??
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Im getting cycle fast flush for 200. Info here : Cyclo :: Products That Work.

Or i can get 3m radiator flush. Any experiences with either??
I have used this one, and it works really nice.
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If you are using coolant and replacing it at regular prescribed intervals then pressure cleaning is the best method to remove deposits & scales in the radiator.

The best way is to remove the bottom most hose of the radiator and then remove the cap of the radiator and put pressurised water in it. It shall thus remove all residue from the engine block as well.

BTW, I used ABRO radiator flush in my Scorpio at its 75K kms service for the first time. Then very carefully examined the drained coolant and also filtered it through a cloth. Not a single particle of any deposit or scale or sludge. I've been regularly replacing the coolant at every 20K kms.

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I have to flush my Indica cooling system, which are radiator flush solutions available in the market?? I want to use this as the tata service cneter told me that they well remove the radiator and give it to some one to pressure clean and they do not have flush.
Please let me know what to use...

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