Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Car Year: 06
Car Model: X
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
clogged radiator? help w/ flush.
Doing the 30K on my wifes, 06 X today.
I drained my coolant, refilled w/ water to flush the radiator, started the car and let it come up to operating temp. The fans came on, upper radiator hose got hot, lower radiator hose is cold, and no fluid comes out of the radiator drain if/when opened.
Do I now have a clogged radiator, or did I not let the car run long enough to get the thermostat to open? I don't have an OBII reader (unless I can use my the married AP from my XT) to know what the actual water temp is, but the heater was on and blowing consistently cold air. This leads me to believe that no coolant is getting into the heater core, and I would think that is related to a clog... is there a solution?
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