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Corvette Forum Members Help With DIY Radiator Cleaning

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One thing that’s not on everyone’s regular maintenance — but should be — is radiator cleaning.

  Comments | By - August 17, 2016

Plenum Studs

Recently I had to remove the air cleaner plenum for the first time. Unfortunately, when I tried to spin the plastic thumbscrews holding the plenum, they simply spun and did not release the plenum. Having never removed the plenum before I didn’t know how it was attached to the radiator shroud below it. I consulted […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Coolant Flushing Tool

I made an adapter that allows the cooling system to be flushed using your garden hose. Here is what I did: drain the cooling system by taking out both knock sensors. Take one of the knock sensors to Lowes or Home Depot and buy two brass nipples, one end with the same pipe thread as […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

How To Remove and Clean the Radiator

How to Remove and Clean your Radiator by Lars Grimsrud SVE Automotive Restoration Musclecar, Collector & Exotic Auto Repair & Restoration Broomfield, CO Rev. B 6-19-00 This tech paper will discuss the removal, exterior cleaning, and installation of the radiator on a 1985 L98 C4 Corvette. Other years are very similar in procedure, and utilize […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Keeping Coolant and Radiator Free of Corrosion

While I think that we all pretty much understand the make up/qualities of antifreeze or coolant it is more important than ever to be able to judge the condition of that liquid in our cooling systems. Scale and deposits can eat away at our metal parts especially aluminum. How can we, inexpensively monitor the condition […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

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