In the midst of upgrading the headlamps in my 2000 X I looked down between in front of the radiator. Man, it was pretty nasty in there. 4 clips and you can get in there and clean it up. I wish all vehicles made it that easy.
I used a long blow out tube attached to my air compressor. I use it to blow out of my hay baler and tractor radiators, etc.
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they sell radiator combs for that purpose. Compressed air can actually bend the fins (from experience) if you get carried away. But its fine to use if you use a regulator to dial it down or just be careful.
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its all about the angle that you use when cleaning the radiator. at my shop we use pressure washers and a solvent to clean rads and we inspect for bent fins first then blast it at a direct 90* angle to prevent the fins from bending.
good job on noticing.
Last edited by kornfanjoe; 05-07-2012 at 10:16 PM.
Reason: typical monday typo, wrote 45* instead of 90*
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