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REMLR General => REMLR - General Chatter => Topic started by: dan2090 on July 18, 2016, 12:22:25 PM

Title: Perentie/4BD1 FULL Engine Rad Flush
Post by: dan2090 on July 18, 2016, 12:22:25 PM
Ok, I've been vexed by this for some time. I want to do a FULL engine flush of water and coolant. There a procedure for refilling, see [1] below, but it only drop water/coolant from the radiator. I want to also flush water/coolant from the engine. Any tips or tricks? After measuring I reckon there's 3-4litres on dirty fluid left in the block.

[1] Engine Fill procedure ("EMEI Vehicle G 103 Unit Repair" p13) Coolant para 23.
Refilling Procedure
a. Remove the brass filler plug from the thermostat housing as shown in Fig. 22.
b. Remove the expansion tank pressure cap and move the heater controls to the highest temperature position.
c. Using coolant with a mixture concentration of 5% Alfloc 2001, top-up the system through the filler hole, then install the plug.
d. With the pressure cap removed, run the engine for a minimum of two minutes.
e. Stop the engine and remove the plug from the thermostat housing. Top-up as required and replace the plug.
f. Fill the expansion tank to the correct level and replace the cap.
g. Run the engine and check for leaks.
Title: Re: Perentie/4BD1 FULL Engine Rad Flush
Post by: ashleylipus on July 18, 2016, 12:25:56 PM
I know on other cars ive owned there has been a drain plug on the side of the block somewhere. You can also take thermostat out and removr top and bottom hoses and flush water threw top hose and out bottom hose. Or fill several times and drain from side of block if there is a plug.
Title: Re: Perentie/4BD1 FULL Engine Rad Flush
Post by: ashleylipus on July 18, 2016, 12:28:35 PM
With your radiator you should flush in reverse of normal coolant flow and have the radiator turned so that the water drains from the bottom and any crap flows out.
Title: Re: Perentie/4BD1 FULL Engine Rad Flush
Post by: Sixty on July 18, 2016, 07:26:58 PM
Remove the thermostat, and use a high pressure hose to flush the engine and radiator both directions.
Title: Re: Perentie/4BD1 FULL Engine Rad Flush
Post by: dan2090 on July 29, 2016, 02:10:33 PM
Ok so to be clear:

-Undo bottom hose (drop Rad water)
-Undo Top Filler Plug/Remove Thermostat
-Fill with hose thu top filler
-For "Reverse Flush" block Rad bottom hose (flushes thru engine)

Make sense? Approved?
Title: Re: Perentie/4BD1 FULL Engine Rad Flush
Post by: P6X6 on July 29, 2016, 02:28:30 PM
Yes, but your better off to fully remove the radiator from the vehicle, it's so easy on these vehicles and to can turn it around, shake it, do what you want.
You can also use coolant flush products. Water and a non foaming detergent (like finish) work well too :)
Title: Re: Perentie/4BD1 FULL Engine Rad Flush
Post by: ashleylipus on July 29, 2016, 02:45:52 PM
Yeah as p6x6 says its good to run a flush product threw to help loosten any gunk. Remove radiator and turn upside down. Flush from top to bottom (reverse of flow) same for your engine.  Definitely flush radiator and engine individually. You dont want to flush debris from the engine into your radiator or vise versa.. Spray some truckwash or something on the front and back, let it soak and pressure wash the fins to remove any muck from the faces of the radiator. Any build up around these fins lowers the amount of heat the radiator can radiate.. While you have it all our you should test your thermostat in some water on the stovetop. Easy to find instructions on the web. Even take a good look at your overflow bottle cap, they can seize and also deteriorate and release coolant too easily. 
Title: Re: Perentie/4BD1 FULL Engine Rad Flush
Post by: ozeraser on June 24, 2018, 10:13:43 PM
Gday guys, I know this is a bit of a old post just thought i would add to this topic, On my 4BD1 NA, I did a flush of the engine and the radiator. I pulled the lower hose off and drained the tank and most of the engine, then i pulled the bypass hose from the thermostat housing and ran a hose through that both forward and backward. I then put an actual flush kit through BUT i had an air lock in the system and I ended up pulling the bypass host off and putting water down it to force the air out, then it ran fine, I also for good measure removed the water temp sensor to let more air out. Obviously if your heater or temp sensor isn't climbing after 5 minutes its either freezing outside or no water.
Title: Re: Perentie/4BD1 FULL Engine Rad Flush
Post by: 303Gunner on June 24, 2018, 10:33:33 PM
There is also a water jacket drain plug on the left side of the block to drain the engine of coolant.
Title: Re: Perentie/4BD1 FULL Engine Rad Flush
Post by: ozeraser on June 26, 2018, 11:45:34 AM
There is also a water jacket drain plug on the left side of the block to drain the engine of coolant.

I am going to go have a look for that. Thanks.