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Old 07-21-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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i have what looks like grease on the coils inside my radiator. what could cause this, is it a big deal?
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Sounds like corrosion. Could interfere with cooling at some time. Could use a flush, or if its the original radiator, it wouldn't hurt to replace it.
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could i flush it with some degreaser or would that be bad
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Degreaser won't do it. Cos it's not grease. Need a radiator flush like this. Which can be bought at any parts store. I think even Walmart sells it.
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i was gunna do hat to i just thought of degreaser because it feels incredibly like grease
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i was gunna do hat to i just thought of degreaser because it feels incredibly like grease
It's probably something more along the lines of slime/algae bro. Degreaser would probably be really bad to run through your cooling system.
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I still recommend radiator flush to do the job. It is designed to remove any contaminants in the cooling system.
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i have what looks like grease on the coils inside my radiator. what could cause this, is it a big deal?
It's not grease, it's rubber from deteriorating radiator and heater hoses.
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My guess, the reason it "feels" like grease is cos rubber is oil based. Rubber and plastics are made from oil. When the rubber heater and radiator hoses deteriorate it leaves an oil/grease feeling film behind. And this is what your are thinking is grease.

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You're welcome guys.
You'll also see it collect on the radiator cap and the dipstick for the coolant recovery tank.
I actually took my coolant tank out and flushed it last year.

Sad thing is, that our hoses deteriorate from the inside out.
Need to check them over every once in awhile.
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And the reason companies are making radiator and heater hoses from silicone and heat resistant embedded fibers. It doesn't break down like rubber and holds it form better.
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