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How often should radiator be flushed?


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Christy77777
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Jan 3, 2013, 11:39 AM

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I have a 2005 Saturn Ion. It has 32,800 miles on it. How often should the radiator be flushed?


Hammer Time
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Jan 3, 2013, 1:02 PM

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Flushing isn't necessary unless the system has gotten sludged up. If it has Dexcool in it, I would replace that every 3 years and don't mix any green coolant in it.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 4, 2013, 10:02 AM

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Christy - what you are getting is new additives. The base EG never wears out. I personally hate Dexcool or AKA "DexSludge" - just change it out as suggested and you'll be fine. If you find 'junk' in the system you need to find out why. There could be electrolysis going on.

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