Radiator cleaning - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Radiator cleaning

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-03-2003, 07:36 AM
Shannonm1 Shannonm1 is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 33
Shannonm1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Radiator cleaning

Is there any way of adding anything to clean a radiator? I have a 1984 f150 and the radiator doesn't flow well. I t has buildup on the ends of the tubes restricting flow. Is ther anyway of cleaning this without having to pull the radiator?
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2003, 10:00 PM
steve83's Avatar
steve83 steve83 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 9,987
steve83 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Radiator cleaning

Look for "Bar's" products. Anything that eats away deposits will eat away some of the metal, too, so don't expect it to last much longer anyway. You should use rainwater or distilled water to fill your radiator, and keep antifreeze in it - it prevents the inside of the block from rusting & clogging the tanks. Many shops have adapters to backflush a radiator with air pressure, which is the best way to remove the sediment. If it's gone, get a lifetime radiator from almost any parts store.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
heater recirculated air ? roadrash63 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 23 12-16-2016 01:07 PM
How do I bypass the radiator for the transmission comsupany 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 6 05-03-2016 08:30 AM
Ford 7.3 IDI cooling system fush - oil cooler ? petepetersen Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 2 11-11-2015 11:02 AM
Water pump and reverse flow question 735.0Short 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 40 10-23-2005 01:09 PM
5.8L coolant flow whatdyisit Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 6 11-21-2004 09:47 AM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

38111, clean, cleaning, memphis, radiator, radiators, services, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.