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#1 Old 02-25-2008, 04:15 AM
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Cleaning Out Stop Leak in Radiator

I just bought another pickup, it's a 92, 2wd 22re. The previous owner used Stop Leak to take care of some radiator problem but I want to put in a new one.

What's the best way to clean out all the junk that Stop Leak leaves around from inside the engine? and will Stop Leak hurt the water pump?

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Oh god. That stuff is horrible.

Keep runing water through the engine, hopfally you can flush out as much as possible. Then get a new rad. I would do the water pump just incase.

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before you go and pull the rad, I would get a flush kit. The old rad will catch all the crap like a filter while all the other crap will go to the ground.
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Agree with OmegaBlue, if you do a chemical flush have the old radiator still installed as it can plug up from the debris. Make sure you flush the heater core, hoses, etc with lots of water.
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