So are the attachments in the auto supply stores to flush with a garden hose a bad idea for the same reason?adc100 said:I would not do a tranny flush. Too much of a risk of introducing dirt from their machine. I have heard numerous stories of failures after a flush. Better just to do a few changes.
Same for radiator flush except its safe just probably not necessary. Just do a couple of changeouts. Old coolant can ususlly leagally be dumped in the sanitary sewer (house drain system)
unfortunenly it's an Auto. I brought it from my brother for he no longer wanted because he bought an RX-8. Only thing that he did was a tranny flush about 20k miles ago, and replaced the starter that went out. (he bought it with 25k miles)nis.k.a. said:Nice to see another member that share the same tastes. I have a modded '96 G and just bought an '04 Spec.
The Infiniti dealer will do a system flush which I recommend. A tranny flush is up to you. If you're just purchasing the car I say why not? Better safe than sorry. BTW, is it AT or MT?
74K on a '95. That's really good mileage!
Well when you use these attachments you are putting water in the system that is not distilled. So when you are done you will have some tap water left. So how do flush that out?? I just think its better to do a couple fill and drains using distilled water. Use maybe a 30% antifreeze solution and change it in a hundred miles or less.chillboy said:So are the attachments in the auto supply stores to flush with a garden hose a bad idea for the same reason?
I'm having my system bled btw, today from Davids advice, not trying it just asking.
Well water is a better natural coolant. Problem is that even though it can carry more heat away the whole process depends on the size of the radiator. As a practical matter you won't see any difference between say 30% and 70% antifreeze. I wouldn't go much below 50% bc of corrosion protection and water pump lubrication.Esc8p2NeverLand said:I too am considering changing my radiator fluid, but am a bit unclear as to what mixture of fluid to use. I live in SOuthern California, so no freezing or near freezing temperatures. CAn I do a higher water to coolant mixture? I thought I read that it was beneficial to use more water than antifreeze. Please correct me if I am mistaken.
Race cars use water bc indeed it carries away more heat. But they have bigger radiators. So if you extract more heat from the engine it will be harder to get rid of in the radiator bc it may not be big enough to take advantage of the higher specific heat of water. And the other thing is that the thermostat controlls the temp of the engine anyway-no matter what the concentration.SpecialVehicle said:. Race cars use 100% water for a reason.