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Old 04-09-2018, 10:13 AM   #1
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I just had my Rad cleaned out and am soaking the block in Evapocool. Here is what I am thinking about:


Reassemble and fill up the system with a Nylon sock in the upper hose to catch any large loose chunks. Then replace it with one of the GANO filters to catch smaller items. Sound reasonable or should I just put a GANO Filter in and monitor? The picture I saw had some pretty large chunks in the upper tank.


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Old 04-09-2018, 10:17 AM   #2
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A filter is a good idea--monitor regularly

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Old 04-09-2018, 03:32 PM   #3
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I think I would just flush the block good maybe with a power washer rather than install a filter which could get clogged before it's checked and therefore get you to overheat drastically and cause damage. FWIW JMO
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I have the Gano and have for years. It is good because you can easily check it and see if it needs to be cleaned. Not so with the pantyhose setup.
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Old 04-09-2018, 04:15 PM   #5
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Once it catches the chunks, you can take it out. You are just trying to catch the stuff you dislodged during cleaning. Itís a shame to block a few tubes of a new core.
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:06 PM   #6
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To do the best job I pull the head. The head will hold Alot of rust. #4 water jacket will have Alot of junk in it also. A magnet works great. Dropping the head just a few inches breaks loose rust. Flush the heck out of it. Don't be in a hurry. Takes a couple hours but we'll worth it!
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:07 PM   #7
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I would love to pull the head off or use a HP hose on her. But, right now she is in the garage and I can't move her out to the drive way. So what I may do is flush her the best I can, reassemble and back her out. The hit her with the hose-after I install a sock to catch anything that got dislodged until I can add the GANO filter. I may add a hose to the faucet and use that. This will be interesting to figure out.

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Old 04-09-2018, 08:08 PM   #8
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ack nooo. id keep the radiator far away from any possibility of regunk up again.

Tom Wessenberg showed how he used an old sump pump to circulate the water in the bottom out the top and let that setup run for awhile. then reverse the hoses. I did the same using an old pool pump. Goal is high flow pump to get the water moving as quick as possible. When i rebuilt my engine i cleaned with wires drills poking stabbing scrapping thru all the water jacket holes and got alot of scale out. AFter this flow tons of silt and small rust debris came out in the water.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:26 PM   #9
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I just ordered a (1 7/8" - 2 1/8") Gano filter.
Is that the size that everyone else ordered?

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Old 04-12-2018, 08:55 AM   #10
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Neil, I think that is the one as I just ordered it in clear plastic.

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