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I don't like the way my water jackets and head gasket look upon taking apart my motor. They appear to be "rust" colored with very very small particles in the container where I drained it. I suspect the previous owner ran a heavy water mix or even straight water for a period of time. Everything else looks fine except those areas. So I'm going to do a coolant flush.
My question is can I get away with buying a cheaper automotive or something of the sort for this? I plan on doing a few heat cycles and a couple trips up and down the street. Up to temp, come back and drain. Repeat this for a few times. I usually run engine ice but if I don't have to buy 6 jugs of it to do what I'm trying to accomplish, I'd rather not. Any feed back would be great. Thanks.


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I don't like the way my water jackets and head gasket look upon taking apart my motor. They appear to be "rust" colored with very very small particles in the container where I drained it. I suspect the previous owner ran a heavy water mix or even straight water for a period of time. Everything else looks fine except those areas. So I'm going to do a coolant flush.
My question is can I get away with buying a cheaper automotive or something of the sort for this? I plan on doing a few heat cycles and a couple trips up and down the street. Up to temp, come back and drain. Repeat this for a few times. I usually run engine ice but if I don't have to buy 6 jugs of it to do what I'm trying to accomplish, I'd rather not. Any feed back would be great. Thanks.


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Yes, you can run the less expensive Radiator Coolants made for Aluminum (99% are compatible), Auto Parts stores sell the Gallon for a lot less than Motorcycle shops.

Carlos


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