|10-24-2012 02:39 PM|
|10-24-2012 10:56 AM|
|10-23-2012 08:03 PM|
|ap72||I've used a gallon of vinegar with water, will up your system, take a short trip to the store or something, get home, let it cool, flush, rinse, and refill. It's good for mild stuff, the Radiator flush stuff works very well too.|
|10-23-2012 08:00 PM|
You could just flush it with regular water after the engine break in first oil change and again after a few more. Flush would probably be better but i have alway just used water. If its really bad i take out the thermostat and stick the garden hose in the hole and let the water run with the lower hose taken off. Thats how i have done it every years when there is no antifreeze and tons of rusty water come out every time. Same for the radiator. You may want to use some shop air and blow it out before install. Or even run some water through it on the stand if it was put up wet and has seen some moisture without covers. Also check to make sure bores are clean. Little oil goes a long way.
You can also open all the water passages and freeze plugs and clean out any way you can if its really bad.
|10-23-2012 02:01 PM|
Don't worry about it until you install the motor in a vehicle and have it running. Then, use a commercially-available cooling system cleaner such as this one to remove the rust.
Cooling System Flush
|10-23-2012 01:13 PM|
how to get rust out of water jacket sbc350
I have a sbc Chevy. The engine has no miles on it but does have some run time on the start up stand. It was built about 4 yrs ago. My question is how do I get the rust out of the water jackets in the engine without taking my engine apart?