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Old 08-28-2010, 11:50 PM   #9
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1998 SL2
Default Re: SL2 Coolant Issue

You want to use two gallons of water in the flushes. Otherwise, your system will be half full

about 1 qt of whatever is in the system will remain in the heater core area when draining. You need to either disconnect the hoses back there to get a complete drain, or do what most people do... flush several times with distilled water and factor in that qt of water in there when refilling.

When flushing, I would remove the thermostat and reinstall the hose. When running the engine, the water pump will circulate the coolant and not need to wait for the coolant to heat up the thermostat enough for it to open
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