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Rusty Coolant???

So i was checking the fluids in my car and i found that the coolant in the radiator looks rusty. Any Ideas
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:31 PM
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Re: Rusty Coolant???

Flush that ASAp, no way you had the correct coolant in there
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Not oil is it?


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Re: Rusty Coolant???

yeah thats what I'm definitely going to do but any tips or steps on the best way to clean that completely?? And i cleaned some of it and it didn't seem like it was oil it looks like my previous mechanic put water or something in there
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:44 PM
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Maybe take it to a pro or get you a kit to flush it yourself. Maybe flush it a couple times to get it all out. Use only the OEM coolant IMO. If your mechanic added something he shouldn't and it's documented I would be there asking them to correct their screw up. It's possible more of the coolant system is now damaged. Best of luck with this. Stay away from additives and use only OEM coolant.


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I definately think it was mostly water in there.
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Re: Rusty Coolant???

looks like oil to me. Has the engine gotten hot lately?
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