help I need to flush my raidtor

This is the Forum for all your Citroen Technical Questions, Problems or Advice.

Moderator: RichardW

Icey
Posts: 1
Joined: 30 Aug 2005, 21:04

help I need to flush my raidtor

Post by Icey » 30 Aug 2005, 21:04

how do I drain my raditor on my Citroen exsara I cant find the drain nut

wrinklet1
Posts: 705
Joined: 23 Nov 2002, 20:15

help I need to flush my raidtor

Post by wrinklet1 » 30 Aug 2005, 21:10

Undo the bottom hose and remove it, let the water run out and the shove a hosepipe into the rad and flush the system out.
Paul

j_roc
Posts: 230
Joined: 01 May 2005, 01:04

help I need to flush my raidtor

Post by j_roc » 30 Aug 2005, 23:53

For best results you should remove it from the car to flush it. Let the water flow through it for about 5 mins, then put the hosepipe (with a good bit of water pressure) in the other pipes in the rad as far as you can get it and reverse flush it. Don't forget to turn the radiator at different angles with water flowing through it to dislodge silt/sludge/rust because if you dont do it thoroughly, when the rad gets blocked at a later date by ch**st will you know it. Also dont forget to flush the rad pipes, block and matrix. Hope this helps - Alex.

oilyspanner
Posts: 1246
Joined: 26 Oct 2003, 17:08

help I need to flush my raidtor

Post by oilyspanner » 30 Aug 2005, 23:59

I remove mine and position it over a drain, then I put the hosepipe in through the bottom hose stub and flush for quite a long time giving it a good shake a few times, that gets the drinking chocolate out.
Stewart