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Old 10-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #15
Tom Wesenberg
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Default Re: Radiator Cleaning and Mess

Originally Posted by TreeTopFlier View Post
What a mess!! That vinegar sure did the trick!!

Will the vinegar eat out the seals of a "leak less" pump?
I don't know, but I've seen several "leakless" pumps that leaked or the bearings went out. I'll keep rebuilding them original, except for adding the rear double lip seal.

I wonder if the vinegar would work just setting in the car and not being started? I drove mine several times over the 30 days and by looking down the head through the water pump hole it looks good.

Ken, I was thinking of doing the same thing with gas, but it looks like rust flakes was my main problem.
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