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Old 05-17-2017, 06:46 PM
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Driving with the radiator flush for 2 3 days anyway before the the drain and fill with new antifreeze.
I'd be careful about that--some of those flushes are pretty nasty! Definitely read the instructions... Why did you need to flush it, anyway?
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:31 PM
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I'd be careful about that--some of those flushes are pretty nasty! Definitely read the instructions... Why did you need to flush it, anyway?
Instructions said there was a quick flush and a heavy duty flush. The quick was just get it up to operating temp, then run for 30 minutes. The heavy duty was to drive it normally for 2-3 days then drain and put in the antifreeze.

I changed my mind and just drove it around all day then drained and put in the antifreeze.

The truck has 215k on the original antifreeze. Way overdue to change and a flush will clean out any scale and such.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:20 PM
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Did you use a specific cleaner? Which one?

We've always used Cascade dishwasher soap. It works great!
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I flushed the cooling system on my Goldwing with I think Preston flush and the seals on my water pump went out after a 100 miles
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Did you use a specific cleaner? Which one?

We've always used Cascade dishwasher soap. It works great!
Prestone.
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I flushed the cooling system on my Goldwing with I think Preston flush and the seals on my water pump went out after a 100 miles
Hope that does not happen to me.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:11 AM
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Hope that does not happen to me.
At least the water pump will be easy to replace!
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i was amazed at the simplicity of the design too. I was expecting 5-6 bolts and 2 of which, would be a bitch to get to. Look like it will be the easiest water pump replacement i have ever done.
I helped my wife's horseshoer guy do his water pump on a 2004 Cummins last summer. He comes from 2.5 hrs away and books a full Saturday in the area. Wasn't bad but I learned what not to do. He was at my wife's friends' but she had to leave. He carries a lot of tools. I did not take anything so he undoes one of the water pump bolts with one of those gearwrench things. Can't get the wrench off or spin the bolt back in. So it turned into 3.5 hour job but we got him going.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:38 AM
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I helped my wife's horseshoer guy do his water pump on a 2004 Cummins last summer. He comes from 2.5 hrs away and books a full Saturday in the area. Wasn't bad but I learned what not to do. He was at my wife's friends' but she had to leave. He carries a lot of tools. I did not take anything so he undoes one of the water pump bolts with one of those gearwrench things. Can't get the wrench off or spin the bolt back in. So it turned into 3.5 hour job but we got him going.
Wished I had a 10mm swivel socket for the pump bolts, so use a 10mm combo wrench instead. Was slower but not too bad. Only took me 2 hours for the whole job.
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Learned that a water pump replacement on my 1995 was cheap & easy, somebody that wrenched on them must have designed the Cummins 5.9.
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