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Old 10-06-2012, 08:48 PM
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Pull out your radiator & take it to a radiator shop
you could drive it there, & have them do it, but then you have Labor Charges
& you may hurt the new engine

The radiator shop will take off the tanks to access the Core
then they dunk it in a chemical to loosen everything up
then they run a flat Rod through each & every tube in the core
then they dunk the radiator back in the vat of chemical
then flush out the tubes with air & water
then they reassemble everything & pressure test it, while checking for leaks
they then repair any leaks, if necessary
then they paint it & give it back to you

Another option is to just buy a new radiator core & have your tanks installed on it

Consult the radiator shop on these matters

By the way, let the radiator shop buy anything that may be needed, going to a local parts store will cost you a lot more

with the newly restored radiator, the new upper & lower hoses & thermostat. You should be able to drive it for another several years

Good Luck
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