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Here is why everybody should look @ their radiator

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    Here is why everybody should look @ their radiator

    When I was taking off my air lid assembly to paint it, look at the junk that was in my radiator. How a plastic bag got in there I will never know. My car has 80k on it.





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    lmao nice, i think i will in the morning to see if i find anything in there

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    Yeah, when I took mine apart to install a FTRA, I found alot of junk in there. No plastic bags though.

    I got all the big stuff by hand, then used an old toothbrush to clean out between the fins as best I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    Yeah, when I took mine apart to install a FTRA, I found alot of junk in there. No plastic bags though.

    I got all the big stuff by hand, then used an old toothbrush to clean out between the fins as best I could.
    I took a vaccum cleaner and sucked out most of it

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    could you use an air compressor? or would that not be good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSICK View Post
    could you use an air compressor? or would that not be good?
    that would work good as long as the air pressure is not too strong. Those fins bend pretty easy

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    ive taken out small animals and hondas from my radiator

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    Quote Originally Posted by stangslayer98 View Post
    ive taken out small animals and hondas from my radiator
    Mustangs get sucked in my intake and out the exaust

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    haha i had the same problem.... there was a mcdonalds bag in mine tho, along with other junk

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    what do you guys think is the BEST way to clean it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    Mustangs get sucked in my intake and out the exaust
    So the stang was ahead of you????

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    Best way would be to remove all you can by hand, then flush the hose over it being careful of the fins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    what do you guys think is the BEST way to clean it?
    Best way: Take the radiator out and use a hose from the back side.
    Best in car way: Compressed air.

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    I just used a vaccum cleaner

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    i found a walmartsack stuck in mine lol

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    I pulled out news paper and candy wrappers from mine. It flows a lot better now

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01T-TopToy View Post
    I found a ticket for speeding in mine... ? WTF.. from Dade County Florida..
    I live in Seattle/Portland Or (depending on the day of the week).
    LMAO...........man thats crazy !

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    I had to do that when my 97Z would overheat no matter what you were doing. Once I did that it never overheated again.

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