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Flushing coolant

My 05 Balt has 77k on it and was wondering if a coolant flush should be performed. Anyone have any experience and tips?


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they say to do it at 100k but sooner never hurt anybody. you can take it to the dealership for a full flush or you can drain the radiator and then remove the drain plug from the water pump and drain that. Then fill the system and blast the heat on high, while topping up when needed.

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They actually make a kit for flushing. You use a garden hose with the kit.
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Just be sure it says DEXCOOL on the container.

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I'm not sure if Id want to use a garden hose though. Always heard to use distiller water.


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What is the coolant capacity?


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To flush it you can use regular water
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roughly 8.4L but i just changed my water pump and thermostat and only put back in about 6L so buy a gallon of non pre mixed coolant and you'll have enough

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But definitely use distiller water


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i used 4L of dasani lol

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