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1Back to top Go down   Radiator Vinegar Flush Empty Radiator Vinegar Flush on Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:10 pm

Ohnij

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This was AFTER flushing out the old coolant(it was gross) with water that ran clear.  I did a 50/50 Vinegar/Distilled water "Soak" aka ran it for about 2 hours then left it to soak for about a 2 days and this was the result.  

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2Back to top Go down   Radiator Vinegar Flush Empty Re: Radiator Vinegar Flush on Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:21 am

brickrider2

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I will be interested to know if you deem the radiator to be more efficient after this flush.


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3Back to top Go down   Radiator Vinegar Flush Empty Re: Radiator Vinegar Flush on Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:31 am

Ohnij

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For a little context.  Bought the bike a few weeks ago and the engine started overheating after 15 minutes and was also leaking coolant.  So i figured probably needed new seal and coolant.  Changed out the coolant and it was utterly disgusting.  The bike no longer overheats, even with low coolant levels due to the leak.  I'm waiting on parts now to replace the seal, impeller, and impeller rod to address the leaking.  The overheating could possibly have been addressed just from a coolant change, but i did the vinegar flush as well since the fluids were so gross.  Hard to tell how much more efficient the radiator performs since i cant compare just a fluid change vs the vinegar flush

    

4Back to top Go down   Radiator Vinegar Flush Empty Re: Radiator Vinegar Flush on Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:11 am

Point-Seven-five

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If you haven't done it already, you might want to do an exterior soak with vinegar to get the roasted bugs out of the fins.  That will go a long way toward cooling off the engine as well.  I got enough protein out of my K100RS radiator fins to feed a third world family for a month.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

5Back to top Go down   Radiator Vinegar Flush Empty Re: Radiator Vinegar Flush on Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:26 pm

brickrider2

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@Point-Seven-five wrote: I got enough protein out of my K100RS radiator fins to feed a third world family for a month.
Radiator Vinegar Flush 44271


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6Back to top Go down   Radiator Vinegar Flush Empty Re: Radiator Vinegar Flush on Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:07 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Thank you, I'll be here until Tuesday, try the veal.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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