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|1st November 2008, 19:36||#1|
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Urgent: Spring in radiator
There are few holes in my radiator for water circulation (M800). I found one spring in one of the hole. I pulled out it little and it came out with rust. I pulled little more and it comes out with more rust. It looks that the hole is full of rust and that's why my cooling system is NOT working properly when my AC on and hence cause overheating problem (my guess). See this thread (Overheating when AC on) for more info.
What is this spring? Is it a part of radiator system? Is it needed? What should I do? Should I push it down to the hole again?
It's urgent because tomorrow morning we have plans to start our travel.
|2nd November 2008, 13:26||#2|
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DO NOT do engine flushing as part of the cooling system cleaning ONLY THE RADIATOR. just pass running water thru the engine side hose inlet / drain it from outlet to get any dirt debris rust out. I repeat do not do Engine Flushing.
after flushing add normal 50 50 coolant water preferably the anti rust type coolant.
check for any leaks and always keep some extra hose set ready when you plan your trip.
best would be to replace
all the hoses at this time with new clamps as the hoses also rust within.
carry a stop leak adhesive for the trip
Last edited by Jr Godzilla : 2nd November 2008 at 13:27.
|2nd November 2008, 14:08||#3|
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|2nd November 2008, 18:38||#4|
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Very confusing, where is this hole? on top or bottom? and if possible can you post some pics?
|2nd November 2008, 21:12||#5|
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