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    Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    As above got a grubby header tank (internal). Tried running it through the dishwasher which didn't really work as there isn't great access for the water/cleaner.

    Any other ideas, pref tried and tested so im not wasting my time

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    Fill it with some sort of detergent, plug both ends and shake?

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    Tried a s**t load of fairy and boiling hot water to no use, maybe cilit bang or somethings needed.

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    Use one of those bottle cleaning brushes. shaking wont really clean it well enough

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    Buy a new one. They make the engine bay look 100 times newer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Buy a new one. They make the engine bay look 100 times newer!
    Do you know a price?

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    Half fill it with warm soapy water.

    Pour half a cup full of rice in.

    Block gaps. Shake. Done- it'll come up like new.

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    ^ Beat me to it

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    Basmati?

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    wow i thought that was a joke for a min until backed up by someone else. The soap being fairy or something like that? Will give it a go tomo

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    Rice ey?

    Deffo going to do that tomorrow

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    Fairy Liquid worked for me. It just takes time, take the bottle off half fill with detergent and rice, sit in garden getting a tan and shake as long as you can, the more effort you put into it the cleaner it will be.

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    done this today, it worked a treat on the base but higher up the header tank where its sort of baffled it didnt do much. Any ideas how to get that off?? Any good products out there that would work

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    JDM cleaning method, aye?

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    Re: Best way to clean coolant header tank/bottle????

    Stick your tool in and rub it on the sides

 

 

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