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    Default Need advice on radiator for Civic 1998

    My old radiator is clogged so getting a new one.

    Any idea what varieties, types are available in market and which ones are better? Also need an estimate of price.

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    price will be around 4k. Get the plastic one.

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    Tried cleaning with citric acid solution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mun33b View Post
    Tried cleaning with citric acid solution?

    Dont know where to find it.

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    Xulfiqar quoted this in some other post, Cleaned 2 of my cars, one of my friends car, works like a charm, here you go:

    its called - tartari. and dont pour it directly into you radiator, you need to mix it in hot water first in a bucket, remove T stat valve, drain the radiator and fill it with your prepared solution and start engine and keep it on fast idle for about 20 minutes,
    open up heater too.
    Drain the system after the time lapses. The solution max concentration is 10% - e.g. if your system holds 5000 ml you need to prepare the solution with 500 grams of acid in 5 litres of water.

    Admire the stinky, mud coloured water that comes out - dont drain it to the ground where you have grass or you will have a brown patch, this acid will kill the grass.

    CAUTION: if your system is heavily rusted and packed with sludge - be prepared to repair leaks that may pop out.

    Use a blower to blow out all trapped water in the block if your engine block drain is hard to get to or does not have it. Neutralize with some meetha soda(5% also aka baking soda) and flush out - it will take about half hour flushing to clean out the system - once done install T stat and fill up with coolant/water mixture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mun33b View Post
    Xulfiqar quoted this in some other post, Cleaned 2 of my cars, one of my friends car, works like a charm, here you go:

    its called - tartari. and dont pour it directly into you radiator, you need to mix it in hot water first in a bucket, remove T stat valve, drain the radiator and fill it with your prepared solution and start engine and keep it on fast idle for about 20 minutes,
    open up heater too.
    Drain the system after the time lapses. The solution max concentration is 10% - e.g. if your system holds 5000 ml you need to prepare the solution with 500 grams of acid in 5 litres of water.

    Admire the stinky, mud coloured water that comes out - dont drain it to the ground where you have grass or you will have a brown patch, this acid will kill the grass.

    CAUTION: if your system is heavily rusted and packed with sludge - be prepared to repair leaks that may pop out.

    Use a blower to blow out all trapped water in the block if your engine block drain is hard to get to or does not have it. Neutralize with some meetha soda(5% also aka baking soda) and flush out - it will take about half hour flushing to clean out the system - once done install T stat and fill up with coolant/water mixture.
    I did this and my water pump started leaking.
    Turns out that half its fins were broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToxicDevil View Post
    I did this and my water pump started leaking.
    Turns out that half its fins were broken.
    This happens when the system is badly corroded (Due to the use of plain water). Do use proper coolant this time. (eg Honda or Caltex).
    Also broken fins must be removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mun33b View Post
    This happens when the system is badly corroded (Due to the use of plain water). Do use proper coolant this time. (eg Honda or Caltex).
    Also broken fins must be removed.
    Actually there was very little rust corrosion and although I do use plain water but the water is never rusty in color, it is always clear.

    Video of the clogging:


    The damage to the pump was due to cavitation (the fins had a bubbly texture) and there was no sign of rust on the pump (replaced it the first time since 1998).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToxicDevil View Post
    Actually there was very little rust corrosion and although I do use plain water but the water is never rusty in color, it is always clear.

    Video of the clogging:


    The damage to the pump was due to cavitation (the fins had a bubbly texture) and there was no sign of rust on the pump (replaced it the first time since 1998).
    Cavitation mostly occurs due to the use of plain water, due to low boiling point, hence forming bubbles, proper coolant tackles that.

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    In lahore badami bagh shop name (badami bagh motor) new taiwanese radiator for civic 98 price 3200 wid plastic tank ....
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