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    Default Cleaning Coolant overflow bottle

    so i was driving my roomies supra and i had noticed that his overflow bottle and the contents of his radiator was the color of mud. yes mud. a coolant flush is definately in order. now the question:

    how can he clean the overflow bottle and what is safe to use in there? i used a screwdriver to break most of the heavy grime up when i cleaned my bottle but cant remember what i used to get it as clean as i did... i was thinkin paint thinner might work but what about the sensor? thanks
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    Default Re: Cleaning Coolant overflow bottle

    i usually just run hot water in them. rinse and repeat

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    Default Re: Cleaning Coolant overflow bottle

    pressure washer

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    hot water and simple green..... get a baby bottle clean brush. and repeat til its bling bling inside.
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    Another vote for Simple Green!
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    Default Re: Cleaning Coolant overflow bottle

    simple green! that's what i use to clean my engine bay, too.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Coolant overflow bottle

    I cleaned mine out with hot water and a bottle brush

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    Default Re: Cleaning Coolant overflow bottle

    I usually clean with like engine degreaser or parts cleaner and it works well.

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