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

Discussion in 'Faults, Problems & Solutions' started by Riley!, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Riley!

    Riley!

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    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
     
  2. Bodge!

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    Fill it with some sort of detergent, plug both ends and shake?
     
  3. Riley!

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

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    Use one of those bottle cleaning brushes. shaking wont really clean it well enough
     
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    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.
     
  8. Tom@JMS

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    ^ Beat me to it
     
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    Basmati?
     
  10. Riley!

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    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
     
  12. Soot1e

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    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.
     
  13. Riley!

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    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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    JDM cleaning method, aye?
     
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    Stick your tool in and rub it on the sides
     

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