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    Question Coolant Flush*Fluid?

    What is a good fluid to purchase? And what is the name of that fluid that enhances the cooling process? Ohh yeah and how much coolant is required for a coolant flush????thanks a load guys….

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    The flushing is done with water from your garden hose, you only need enough coolant to fill it back up when you're done (4 gallons at the absolute most)

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    use a good extended fluid like the red/orange Dexcool, or the yellow stuff, stay away from the green stuff. Also throw in a bottle of Wetter water or purple ice, they will help lower a few degrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcamp001
    use a good extended fluid like the red/orange Dexcool, or the yellow stuff, stay away from the green stuff. Also throw in a bottle of Wetter water or purple ice, they will help lower a few degrees
    thanks for the name of the purple ice i forgot the name of it...so about 4 gallons should do it, aren't you suppose to put some water in there, to go with the coolant????

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01JameSS
    thanks for the name of the purple ice i forgot the name of it...so about 4 gallons should do it, aren't you suppose to put some water in there, to go with the coolant????
    50-50 mix of distilled water and your anti freeze......you can also buy it now already mixed.....

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    Just under 3 gallons is the total capacity of the system-but you won't get it all to drain.Don't worry about it that's normal.Buy 2 gallons of antifreeze and put your Purple Ice in first.Premix your antifreeze w/distilled water and save what's left for topping off later.Look at it after it cools back off and make sure your level is still OK-look again the next day you run it just to be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02z28ls1
    Just under 3 gallons is the total capacity of the system-but you won't get it all to drain.Don't worry about it that's normal.Buy 2 gallons of antifreeze and put your Purple Ice in first.Premix your antifreeze w/distilled water and save what's left for topping off later.Look at it after it cools back off and make sure your level is still OK-look again the next day you run it just to be safe.


    Good stuff.....

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    is purple ice safe to use with dex? Cause if it has silicates it pretty much defeats the purpose of dex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn
    is purple ice safe to use with dex? Cause if it has silicates it pretty much defeats the purpose of dex.
    It is 100% perfectly safe/fine with Dex-Cool......and this stuff does work....
    "Back in the day" we would put some dishwashing liquid in to accomplish the same thing I think Purple Ice works a little better....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge
    It is 100% perfectly safe/fine with Dex-Cool......and this stuff does work....
    "Back in the day" we would put some dishwashing liquid in to accomplish the same thing I think Purple Ice works a little better....
    haha...dishwashing fluid, how much did you put in? What exactly does purple ice do anyway...does it raise the boiling point of the coolant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn
    haha...dishwashing fluid, how much did you put in? What exactly does purple ice do anyway...does it raise the boiling point of the coolant?
    No it (like dishwashing soap.....Dawn is good) makes the hot points that boil off water less "sticky" so know the water can run over these hot points versus around them...thus cooling.....I was the biggest skeptic...but the guys just swear by the stuff...and hell they have been using it for awhile...so I did my own little test...and kiss my butt...it really did drop the temps....

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    Yep, because it reduces the surface tension of the water.

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    Do Purple Ice and Watter Wetter do the same thing or is one better than the other?

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    same stuff, different label, different color

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