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Old 12-18-2010, 11:41 AM
kazimir9 kazimir9 is offline
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Default 1985 2.8L Reddish brown gunk in radiator

I have a 1985 ranger that I inherited a few months ago.
I'm not sure what the repair history is on this truck but while doing some routine checks I found a reddish brown paste under the radiator cap. I've since flushed the coolant and the old coolant was just as reddish brown. Is that rust in my radiator? Is there anything I should be worried about for the future of my truck?
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: 1985 2.8L Reddish brown gunk in radiator

rust from the engine block. Some P.O. (previous owner) probably put tap water into the radiator to top it off. No BIG deal but it was good to flush it and refill with 50% antifreeze and 50% PURIFIED water (no minerals or anything like that) get it in the gallon jugs at Wal-mart or somewhere
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:56 AM
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Default Re: 1985 2.8L Reddish brown gunk in radiator

Thanks! That's just what I wanted to hear because that's just what I did!
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