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Old 04-29-2012, 12:32 AM   #1
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Motoraid Radiator Hose Help

I removed my atwood water heater today by using the great information found in these forums. Not easy to squeeze in that little compartment. I ended up having to cut the motoraid radiator hoses because there was not a lot of slack in them. Also had to cut the romex since it was tight too. Fixing that is no problem since I'm a sparky. But I was very surprised when radiator fluid started flowing out. Thanks to the neighbor who was curious about what I was doing she got some corks and I shoved them in the ends. I'm planning on using 1/2" copper to reinforce the tubing and hose clamps.

My question is once put back together DO I JUST PUT STRAIGHT RADIATOR FLUID IN THE RADIATOR CAP UNTIL FULL? THERE IS STILL FLUID IN THE RESERVOIR. WHAT ABOUT THE AIR THAT IS IN THE SYSTEM?
Do I then run the engine and fill back up?

Thanks for the help.....
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:21 AM   #2
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Engine coolant works best when it is mixed 50/50 with clean water.
That is what you want in your cooling system.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:28 AM   #3
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Don't know what chassis you have but if Ford, just fill the bottle, run a little then refill. May have to do it a couple of times.

Use 50/50 mix if regular antifreeze. You can buy it premixed.

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Have a Chevy 8.1 engine with workhorse chassis. Thanks for the help.

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