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    Hi,
    I want to clean the engine coolant system after it has been contaminated with an oil leak. Any suggestions.

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    Most coolant cleaners seem to be aimed at cleaning out dirt and scale etc. Solvents seem to be dangereous to the hoses, most cleaners are seriously alkaline so a bit hard on the alloy bits ! Been suggested soap might be a bit frothy. Give me a lead please.
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    What brand is it?

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    When we had to clean out the cooling system on the BA Fords when they did there trans cooler failure trick, Ford used to suggest using a laundry detergent mixed in the cooling system. Used to smell really nice
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    A spoonful of dishwasher powder would be ideal. It's also alkaline however, so flush it thoroughly. Add rinse add aid if you want it to sparkle.

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    Dont worry about a detergent you'll finish up blowing bubbles everywhere.Put new coolant in if thats what you're going to do.....or not.....and then after the next several drives clean the top part of the inside of the radiator that you can reach with a rag possibly wrapped around a stick for extended reach.. The affect of the very hot water on oil is to loosen it and it will eventually float to surface and enable you to remedy the situation.I successfully did this with a 306 .Someone else may have a better idea but what I described worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by young 4 old pug View Post
    Ultimate 10 minute radiator flush

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    More information please if you wish a reply, YOUNG 4 OLD PUG .

    J Man, I though that laundry detergent might do the trick. Not too frothy I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi,
    More information please if you wish a reply, YOUNG 4 OLD PUG .

    J Man, I though that laundry detergent might do the trick. Not too frothy I hope.
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    Front loader washing powder makes less froth than top loader powder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Front loader washing powder makes less froth than top loader powder.

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    and that's the one we used
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    A spoonful of dishwasher powder would be ideal. It's also alkaline however, so flush it thoroughly. Add rinse add aid if you want it to sparkle.
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    Trade product - use two bottles when presented with milk chocolate cooling system after catastrophic head gasket failure. 1 bottle if head gasket failure picked up early enough. A lot if people will say its the same as everything else blah blah blah. I've tried many others - this is the best I've found. Personally I don't care if you don't use this brand. It's just what I use when ever a head gasket blows/water pump rusts out/oil cooler lets go etc etc.
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    Thanks very much. That should be easy to source now.

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    non foaming detergent ,works a treat PUGS

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