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Old 10-24-2003, 08:35 AM
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daily driver prob

Hey y'all. Ain't been here for a while, mostly cause I ran out of project money for a while.
My '93 Chevy pickup is my daily driver and I've been doggin it and not takin care of it. I had a coolant leak in either a head or my intake gasket, so I put some sealer in it. Solved that problem (for a while anyway). But I just turned my heater on this morning and discovered my heater core is now clogged up.
Before I take the core out, I think I'm gonna try back flushing it. Does anyone know what would be a good agent to pour into it to help dissolve the sealer?

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Old 10-24-2003, 09:49 AM
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I've had some where I filled the core with brakekleen, let it set, and blew out with air,and boiling water, might be worth a try? Takes a few cans!!!
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Yeah I've thought about Brakekleen or carb cleaner, but I'm not sure what the sealer was made of or if that kind of stuff would dissolve it. I was thinking maybe some kind of lye based cleaner or something, but I can't think of any products like that. Except maybe oven cleaner, and I'm not so sure I want to try that.
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Old 10-24-2003, 04:36 PM
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I've seen so many systems corroded to death with this dexcool garbage, usually from being run low on coolant cause of leaks. I never use any coolant stop-leak of any kind. Whatever you flush it with make sure you flush straight water through it for a while before hooking everything back up. If it is a Vortec intake I have seen quite a few of these develope coolant leaks at the rear of the intake.





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Old 10-24-2003, 05:19 PM
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Just a thought before pulling or flushing the core...Have you tried running water through it? I've seen stop leak clog radiators and heater cores before and won't use it myself but you may check the valve that opens to let the hot water into the core first. It may have clogged or stuck partailly open with the sealant. I've never seen anything break down stop leak at all but if you have any corrosion at all any lye product could cause you major problems by finishing the rot through job for you. Good luck...Tim
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Old 10-25-2003, 07:35 PM
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if your using the dexcool or orange antifreeze companies who make it have recently put out a bulletin noting that it gums up when there is air in the system
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Old 10-27-2003, 12:22 AM
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I've heard to watch out for the orange stuff too... might be advice to live by.
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