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Old 09-28-2011, 07:50 PM
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Radiator flush cost?

The last time I was at my service station for an oil change I notice the sign listing prices for services. For a radiator flush (using a BG flush machine) it stated, starting at $140 includes 1 gallon recyclied anti freeze. My 4.6 takes
3 1/2 gallons, that means paying for another 2 1/2. Does this seem a little high priced.
 
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Considering my local radiator shop will do it for about $40 if you carry it in, yes, seems a little high.
 
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:14 PM
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Considering my local radiator shop will do it for about $40 if you carry it in, yes, seems a little high.
At that price it's got to be the old drain and fill, which leaves up to 30 percent of the old stuff. NOT GOOD.
 
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Are we talking two different procedures here? An in-shop whole vehicle radiator flush in theory cleans or flushes the entire cooling system whereas a carry-in radiator shop flush is nothing more cleaning just the radiator already off the vehicle.

With regular testing and changing of coolant typically flushing isn't a common practice these days unless something unusual has occurred internally. As an up sell service it could be useful if only to the sevice facility though. Along with paying for the machine itself the opportunity to discover other chargeable repairs which may or may not really be needed.

Maybe I've read this all wrong??
 
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Well I'll have to shop around. BTW, my van has 42,500 on it. the manual states change at 45k. Remember that old commercial, you can pay me now or later. BG Findashop - Search for an authorized BG service center near you!
(LINK FOR PROPER COOLANT FLUSH)
 
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What year and model is your vehicle? It's never a bad idea to follow your users manual and with the newer coolant formulations perhaps its also wise to change it as recommended.

Thanks for the link---interesting!
 
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Originally Posted by danw64 View Post
The last time I was at my service station for an oil change I notice the sign listing prices for services. For a radiator flush (using a BG flush machine) it stated, starting at $140 includes 1 gallon recyclied anti freeze. My 4.6 takes
3 1/2 gallons, that means paying for another 2 1/2. Does this seem a little high priced.
That is not totally unusual but outragious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
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