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DAVES2000GT
07-28-2008, 08:32 PM
I was wondering if someone has done a flush and fill on thier grand am GT,
I would like to drain the dexcool ( car has 91,000 miles ) and fill it with the new
" universal " coolant just so thier isnt any problems with mixing if anything is left over. I herd nightmare stories about dexcool and I know it is good for 100,000 miles so I am due. Any help is aperciated.
Thanks!
Dave :iconfused

DAVES2000GT
07-29-2008, 09:47 AM
NO one has flushed thier cooling system and got rid of the Dexcool?
I will look at it closer on Wenesday and see what I come up with it.

g4mbl3
07-29-2008, 10:04 AM
no clue man, but what ever you find out let me know, im around 92,xxx. plus what would a shop charge to do it?

DAVES2000GT
07-29-2008, 10:05 AM
AROUND $100 I THINK??

I figure I can for 1/4 of that? maybee 1/2??

Can't be too hard??

heeroyue2002
07-29-2008, 04:35 PM
id like to know how as well. i got the flushing kit but i got lost in the process :D

juanvan
07-30-2008, 08:20 AM
well its not that hard -
empty the coolant - there is a petkock on the lower passenger side of the radiator
Use your flush kit - follow the directions - it might want you to leave some coolant in there, heat up let cycle thru - then empty the rest of the coolant.
I took my reserve bottle off to clean it - had that orange junk stuck in the chambers.
Refill with coolant/water there is a bleeder on the high end of the metal coolant pipe think its a 6 or 8mm

hass
07-30-2008, 05:04 PM
shops charge about an hour of labor for it.
so about 50 bux or so.
I got fed up with mine after a rebuild, and wanted to make sure all the oil and crap was out of the coolant. Having it done the right way, not my way. lol.

Cost me 69 bucks or something at the place where my cousin works.

DAVES2000GT
07-30-2008, 05:53 PM
were did he go? your not too far from me...
Dave

shops charge about an hour of labor for it.
so about 50 bux or so.
I got fed up with mine after a rebuild, and wanted to make sure all the oil and crap was out of the coolant. Having it done the right way, not my way. lol.

Cost me 69 bucks or something at the place where my cousin works.

videoman
07-31-2008, 03:41 PM
Do it on the front driveway... All you need is a pan to collect the old coolant, the new mixed coolant and a Garden hose.

I took off both hoses and used the garden hose to wash out all the gunk that dexcool creates. I washed everything out 3 times, before I put in the new coolant.

It's not hard and only takes about 30-45 Mins, if you do it slowly.

DAVES2000GT
07-31-2008, 04:22 PM
when you re-filled did you do it thro the container on the side? how did you get the air out?


Do it on the front driveway... All you need is a pan to collect the old coolant, the new mixed coolant and a Garden hose.

I took off both hoses and used the garden hose to wash out all the gunk that dexcool creates. I washed everything out 3 times, before I put in the new coolant.

It's not hard and only takes about 30-45 Mins, if you do it slowly.

gabriel1985
08-02-2008, 12:07 AM
there's a tutorial on this forum somewhere i think. I did the same thing at the begining of summer after reaching 75,000 miles.oh wait never mind.I went and bought one of those books about my car from my local auto parts store for $20.showed me step by step instruction with pics.Also on how to flush my tranny.$20 bucks for a book saved me a ton though for what it cost to have it done. A tranny flush cost like $200 lol.