A radiator can be cleaned by first opening the petcock (radiator drain valve) and draining the existing coolant fluid from the radiator. Once all of the coolant has been drained, close the petcock and fill the radiator with water. Flush the radiator by opening the petcock and draining the water from the radiator. Add new coolant and bleed the air from the radiator. Bleeding is done by leaving the cap off the radiator, starting the vehicle and letting it run for about 15 minutes. After the air has been bled, add additional coolant and replace the radiator cap.Know More
Allow the engine to cool for at least two hours before starting the cleaning process. Open the radiator petcock and drain all the fluid into a pan for proper disposal. Close the petcock.
Using water or a radiator flushing solution fill the radiator. Once full, open the radiator petcock and drain. Capture the fluid and dispose of properly. Close the petcock.
Fill the radiator with new coolant fluid. Bleed any trapped air in the radiator by leaving the radiator cap off and running the engine for about 15 minutes. After bleeding, add any additional coolant fluid as needed and replace radiator cap.
The car radiator is responsible for preventing the car engine from overheating. When the engine is in use, it produces a lot of friction and heat, and the radiator uses coolants to keep the engine running at a healthy temperature.Full Answer >
When a car radiator leaks it loses coolant, and the engine can overheat. Overheating can lead to severe engine damage or even failure. Although the damage is unpredictable, a common component damaged by overheating is the head gasket, which can crack in extreme heat.Full Answer >
To clean and detail a car like a professional, hand wash the car using cleaner specified for use on cars. Next, apply two coats of wax to ensure that the paint is fully protected. Clean the windows last with an ammonia-free glass cleaner.Full Answer >
Cleaning headlights requires sanding, polishing and applying sealant to the lenses. Most modern headlights are made from a strong plastic polycarbonate that fades in time due to the sun's ultraviolet rays. Keeping the headlights clear is a maintenance procedure required to ensure a vehicle maintains optimal nighttime vision.Full Answer >