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I'd do it myself at home. get a bunch of 5 gallon buckets, and then take the coolant into a place that accepts it for recycling.

at one point, I thought prestone was safe to dump down the sanitary sewer--not a storm drain! but down your sink in your home, and the bacteria that eat away your poo at the waste treatment facilities would also break down the glycol.

in fact, in Louisiana, I remember reading on the label, it said "dispose of in sanitary sewer" but since then, I haven't found it on the labels anymore!
 

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agreed, $120 seems a bit high, but don't forget, at the parts stores a gallon of Presone is gonna run you, what...$15? $20? you'll need 2 of them for a complete system drain/flush as well.

so, $40 in antivfreeze, an hour to do the job...taxes and "haz-mat disposal fees" along with "misc shop supplies" fees, and you're right at $120.


still...I'll do my own for that price!
 

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Drop it off in buckets infront of autozone in the middle of the night like an unwanted baby lol.

^dont do that

Dont Fire Dept's take that stuff free?
 

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Water running through radiator + 20 degrees = fial

Sears' price is $75, I'd just want to know where else would be most recommended or I'm just going to go with that.
 

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Water running through radiator + 20 degrees = fial

Sears' price is $75, I'd just want to know where else would be most recommended or I'm just going to go with that.
Please...you could leave that water sit for hours at 20º and it wouldn't hurt a damn thing.

For $75, Sears is going to drain the rad and refill it. Nothing more I'd bet.

What's the rush to do it right now? Buy the stuff, wait for a reasonable day any do it yourself.

Say what you will, but I drain as much as possible from the truck into buckets(heater lines, block drain and rad) then flush it all out on the ground. What little bit of antifreeze is left is very dilute and I make sure not to leave any puddles. Drain again, then refill with 50/50.

Antifreeze cost for this project is minimal really. WalMart brand universal coolant is under $10 a gallon as I recall, pick up two so you have plenty and extra for top offs later on. T-stat is a couple bucks.

Don't forget to use distilled water when you mix your coolant...helps stop buildup in the system.
 

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Please...you could leave that water sit for hours at 20º and it wouldn't hurt a damn thing.

For $75, Sears is going to drain the rad and refill it. Nothing more I'd bet.

What's the rush to do it right now? Buy the stuff, wait for a reasonable day any do it yourself.

Say what you will, but I drain as much as possible from the truck into buckets(heater lines, block drain and rad) then flush it all out on the ground. What little bit of antifreeze is left is very dilute and I make sure not to leave any puddles. Drain again, then refill with 50/50.

Antifreeze cost for this project is minimal really. WalMart brand universal coolant is under $10 a gallon as I recall, pick up two so you have plenty and extra for top offs later on. T-stat is a couple bucks.

Don't forget to use distilled water when you mix your coolant...helps stop buildup in the system.
Won't it freeze below 32?

I have no heat and it's cold. I'm not waiting until a reasonable day
 

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Well duh, water starts to freeze around 32º. What I'm saying though, is you run water that comes out of the ground at probably 50º in the winter through the engine, it isn't going to freeze immediately. You've got plenty of time to work.

Hell, my mother in law had an old Lincoln with a 5.0 in it that leaked coolant...she just added water all winter. It would sit for probably 14 hours at a time and it lasted most of the winter before it cracked the damn block. Took below 0º weather to finally kill it. Just shows how long it takes for the water to freeze enough to cause a real issue.

Anyway, sounds like you just need to flush your heatercore for right now. That's quick and painless really...no need to freeze your ass off flushing everything just yet. Saves money too, won't need much coolant to top off. You can do that now and wait till spring to flush the whole system.
 

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Yes, but I doubt the coolant's ever been changed, which I presume resulted in needing to replace the first heater core.
 

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Glycol is like $7/gallon. 2 gallons will make 4 gallons of coolant.
Id start with 1 and 2 gal of distilled and a couple pints of water wetter
 

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Red Line product. (and there are others like it) It's an additive that is supposed to help a vehicle run cooler. The theory is it breaks down some of the barrier between the water and the metal surfaces therefore improving heat transfer.
 

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Red Line product. (and there are others like it) It's an additive that is supposed to help a vehicle run cooler. The theory is it breaks down some of the barrier between the water and the metal surfaces therefore improving heat transfer.
yeah it works rather well and is recommended by most race sanctioning bodies.
 
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