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johnmck

Reserve coolant tank cleaning
« Started on: 22-Apr-18, 12:14 »
What's the best way to clean the reserve coolant tank inside and out?
Is it ok to use a radiator flush for the inside?

CX PHREAK

Re: Reserve coolant tank cleaning
« Reply #1 on: 22-Apr-18, 12:19 »
I found a couple of handfulls of dry rice and a half fill with simple green solution and a lot of shaking works very well.

 Don't be tempted to use bleach. In the short term it seems to do a good job. In the long term it causes damage similar to years of UV.

Seagrass

Re: Reserve coolant tank cleaning
« Reply #2 on: 22-Apr-18, 13:25 »
I use a handful of small gravel, usually gravel with sharp edges if I can find it, and then add some water and shake vigorously.

Seagrass

johnmck

Re: Reserve coolant tank cleaning
« Reply #3 on: 22-Apr-18, 15:25 »
I use a handful of small gravel, usually gravel with sharp edges if I can find it, and then add some water and shake vigorously.

Seagrass
I found a couple of handfulls of dry rice and a half fill with simple green solution and a lot of shaking works very well.

 Don't be tempted to use bleach. In the short term it seems to do a good job. In the long term it causes damage similar to years of UV.


Thanks guys.

Kathy

Re: Reserve coolant tank cleaning
« Reply #4 on: 22-Apr-18, 18:45 »
What's the best way to clean the reserve coolant tank inside and out?
Is it ok to use a radiator flush for the inside?
I’ve cleaned some in-situ using radiator flush and a heavy-duty bottle brush - rinse and repeat!

They came up quite clean although I probably could have done a better job with them removed but removing them is a job and a half in itself!

VladTepes

Re: Reserve coolant tank cleaning
« Reply #5 on: 15-May-18, 10:50 »
Are you just wanting to remove gunk, or are you trying to refurbish it a bit as its browned over the years?

I saw a post once (just wish I could find it now) where somebody used some kind of chemical solution and the tank came out looking MUCH closer to new...

@Steve F  perhaps it was you?


johnmck

Re: Reserve coolant tank cleaning
« Reply #6 on: 15-May-18, 13:17 »
Are you just wanting to remove gunk, or are you trying to refurbish it a bit as its browned over the years?

I saw a post once (just wish I could find it now) where somebody used some kind of chemical solution and the tank came out looking MUCH closer to new...

@Steve F  perhaps it was you?



Both actually.
The gravel worked well for the inside.

 


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