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Old 05-31-2010, 06:56 PM
MIGGYMIKE MIGGYMIKE is offline
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Default coolant amount?

How much coolant do i need to do a radiator flush?
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:18 PM
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And how much water? Basically what's the ratio mix and total fluid amount?
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: coolant amount?

The mixture is 50/50. As for the total amount required to flush and fill the entire system, I don't remember. You should do the whole system, not just the radiator.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:50 PM
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so you drain the radiator and reservoir? is that it?
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You cooling system has passages throughout the engine. Not just the radiator and a tank.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: coolant amount?

Basically, you need a gallon of coolant, and fill up the rest with water. The mix should be between 50% and 70% water. Usually 1 gallon of coolant will get you in this range.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:20 AM
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Default Re: coolant amount?

I just replaced my radiator last month; it developed a crack in the right side seam. Went to Advanced Auto looked up the spec's and recommendation was 50/50. Advanced sell's their own 50/50 for Ford's.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:50 PM
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Yeah i bought 1 gal. of coolant put it in and filled the rest up with water. I sprayed a hose through the other hoses to flush out the entire system. So far so good.
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