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Old 30 March 2009, 10:18   #1
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Unblocking cooling system - Salt terminator?

http://www.boatworld.co.uk/site1/pro...&pid=431&lv=91

Anyone used this stuff or anything similar? It seems that every time I come to use my engine, the tell tail comes out as a tiny dribble and I have to spend ages sorting it out (which is why I got into the mess with those snapped bolts). I figured that if I regularly used something like this salt terminator when I flush the engine it would stop it all getting blocked up.

Has anyone used it? If so does it actually work? Does it do a good job of unblocking salt blockage? Has anyone come up with any other ways to unblock their cooling system without disassembling the whole engine (i.e. pouring hot water down from the thermostat - would this work?)?

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Old 31 March 2009, 03:17   #2
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Manos recommends vinegar
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Old 31 March 2009, 03:22   #3
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Manos recommends vinegar
Salt and vinegar. Very good
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say goodbye to salt corrosion with salt-x
Flushing with salt X
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Old 31 March 2009, 05:46   #5
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thanks for that matt, doesn't seem like anyone on here really bothers to use it. That salt terminator stuff comes with an attachment to use with a hose while flushing which I thought could be useful.
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i have heard of people using normal car radiator flush for aluminium engines , warm white vinegar seems to work ok as we used to clean full face commercial diving equipment with it .
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Vinegar is an easy to obtain dilute acid so should be fine. Rad flush and other such products are basically caustic soda based - as are things like alloy wheel cleaner and tube cleaner along with Traffic Film Remover or TFR.

Hot water will prob work just as well..........
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Tim. I bought that stuff some years ago for my old engine and stopped when my engineer told me the water channels were blocked with some white gunge if that makes sense, it appears the solution did not flush out properly so now I just wash through with clean water now
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White vinegner dose the job
and if you want to clean the inside of a fured up kettle boil water first
just put a small bottle in top up with water
1 hour later like new
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