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03 TBird radiator flush/fill

Discussion in '2002 - 2005 Ford Thunderbird' started by 03TBird, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. has anyone done this; I am in process and after draining, trying to refill I can only get about a gallon of distilled water for the cleanout. when I started engine to see if some water would circulate, having a rough idle. is there another way to get the radiator/engine filled to do the flush, then finish off with new collant, etc?
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  2. What has dealer advised.
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  3. Make sure heat is on so you will fill the heater core also and water is going through that.
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  4. If your thermostat is old, take the time to replace it. I found using a shop vac on the lower rad hose, and shooting compressed air at the thermostat housing, i got most of the old coolant out.
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