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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:16 am 
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Flushing cooling system every 3 months prolong heater core and intake gaskets life?


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 Post subject: Re: heater core
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:48 am 
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If your cooling system is clean it is a complete waste of time and resources (money). Unless you put on 100,000 miles every 3 months. Even then I think it would be excessive.


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 Post subject: Re: heater core
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:54 am 
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Fluid had rust in it


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 Post subject: Re: heater core
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:22 am 
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Did you do a proper flush with additive, drive 500 miles, then flush again?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:28 am 
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In addition to the question above (flushing additives need to remain in the system for quite some time), what type of coolant?

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 Post subject: Re: heater core
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:25 am 
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Peak, old mechanic told me its a good idea to keep fluids good to prevent heater core clogs


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:31 am 
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xvr843 wrote:
Peak, old mechanic told me its a good idea to keep fluids good to prevent heater core clogs


What color or variant is the coolant. Green, orange, mixes with any, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: heater core
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Every 3 months would be fricking insane. I don't even change my oil that often. Every 3 YEARS is a good interval for coolant.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: heater core
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:03 am 
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As long as you intake gaskets are good, you should be good to go for a few years.


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