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Irontite ThoroFlush (468-9110-16)

Irontite ThoroFlush (468-9110-16) Irontite ThoroFlush (468-9110-16) Irontite ThoroFlush (468-9110-16) Irontite ThoroFlush (468-9110-16)
$ 20.46

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Based on 538 ratings
Delivery
8.96
Satisfaction
8.64
Giftable
8.59
Packaging
8.46

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Radiator, engine coolant system, and fuel tank cleaner concentrate for industrial use
Removes rust, scale, grease, oil, and sludge by loosening and removing rust, scale, grease, oil, and sludge.
Cleans the cooling systems of automobiles, heavy trucks, and heavy equipment.
Cast iron, aluminum, and plastic are all safe to use with this product.

Questions & Answers

Is it necessary to flush or can you stay put?

Because it's a flush, you'll have to flush it out with water. It will degrade non-ferrous metals if left in for an extended period of time. It is critical not to leave it in because it will corrode metal components such as hoses and gaskets.

Is it able to clean the oil cooler and keep it from breaking down?

It "cleans" the areas where your engine coolant fluid would normally flow. It performs best when heated and under pressure, as it would be when the vehicle is operating at normal operating temperatures. To circulate air through the heater core, leave the thermostat on and turn on all heat. Wait for the vehicle to reach normal operating temperature before starting the clock and stopping after 12 minutes. Turn off the machine, wait for it to cool down, then drain the water. Fill with fresh water, turn on, wait for it to cool, then drain. Rep until you get clear water.

Is it safe for the heater core and transmission coolers to use this method to remove the stop leak? Is it true that I own a BMW X3?

In terms of whether or not it will remove "stop leak," That's a big "maybe," because it hinges on a number of factors. If you follow the directions on the bottle, it is "safe" for the heater core and transmission coolers. Because it's such a strong cleaner, you don't want to expose any soft materials like hoses and gaskets to it. Even more so if the hoses and gaskets are older. It cleans cooling and fuel systems "dishwasher clean," as one of my friends likes to put it. After you've finished using it, make sure to give it a good rinse. Keep the thermostat turned on because heat and pressure help it work even better. After the car has reached operating temperature, start the clock. Then wait until the car has cooled down enough to safely remove the product, then rinse it with water until it is clean.

Will this help clean the oil cooler on a 2005 Ford Powerstroke that has a plugged coolant side?

It did nothing when I used it to clean the radiator in my car that I had used to stop a leak! It drained clear after I left it in for 15 minutes rather than 10. (red) I would not recommend it, and I will not purchase it again.

Selected User Reviews For Irontite ThoroFlush (468-9110-16)

Use This First
5/5

I recently purchased an olds 88 that had been driven by an elderly person for a number of years, and it had been well maintained except for the fact that the coolant system had never been flushed, or had been flushed insufficiently. Anyway, I went two winters without heat and tried a variety of flush kits. They did a good job cleaning the radiator, but not so much with the heater core. Before I discovered this, I'd flush the core once or twice a month just to keep lukewarm air in the house, but it would quickly fade. I got a bottle of Irontite and mixed it with 1 gallon of boiling hot water (to simulate the engine running) before funneling it into the core that had been disconnected from the system. Allow to sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing with the garden hose. This was done four months ago, and I'm still getting a lot of heat. In the spring, I'm going to overhaul the entire system. I was about to have the core replaced (the part is now on a shelf), and I'm glad I came across this. It was well worth the expense. If your heater core is clogged, all you'll need is a hose and this to save some time and money.

Thalia Glover
Thalia Glover
| Dec 08, 2021
It works! Hot coolant was passing through the core, which was causing me problems
5/5

The hose in was out, but the hose out was not, and the out hose had no pressure. br>br>Mixed the ThoroFlush according to the package directions, poured it into the core with a funnel, and then forced it in with the tubing I connected. This was repeated until the red began to ooze out. Allow 5 minutes for it to sit before flushing it and repeating the process after a 10-minute wait. Fill it with 505/50 pre-mixed water and flush it completely. I mixed it up and double-checked the hoses. Both were scorching, the heat was working wonders, and I can attest to the fact that this stuff works!

; TLDR. It's effective and far superior to any Prestone product.

Miles Dougherty
Miles Dougherty
| Apr 17, 2021
My jeep's previous owner had a faulty water pump and had poured an ungodly amount of into it
5/5

I bought it because the previous owner of my jeep had a bad water pump and had dumped an ungodly amount of stop leak into it; in the five years since I've owned it, I've flushed it once when I changed the pump, had it professionally flushed twice, and the system was still full of stop leak. So I figured I'd give it a shot because nothing else was working, and to my surprise, it worked fantastically. My radiator coils are now gleaming, and my antifreeze is now green rather than brown, proving that this stuff really works. I can still see a few brown droplets floating around in the antifreeze, but that's it, and they'll most likely disappear with the next flush. I would strongly advise anyone in need of a thorough cleaning to use this service.

Haisley BIBI
Haisley BIBI
| Oct 26, 2021
Stops a leak by dissolving copper
5/5

A product that does exactly what it claims to do. Use on a Duramax Diesel engine with a copper leak stopper. I flushed because I noticed a stop leak and the color wasn't entirely orange. It was slightly green in color. I was concerned that the mixture would sludge. I considered using other products but didn't believe they would work. After that, I discovered this. br>A gallon of water dissolved the majority of the stop leak in the exp tank's bottom. However, there were some in some books and nooks. The tank is now clean because I used a second bottle. If the tank was cleaned, I'm guessing the water jackets, rad, and heater core were also cleaned. br>Here are a few helpful hints: br>br>First, dissolve the powder in hot tap water to ensure that all of the crystals are fully dissolved. Pour it into the rad or exp tank after that. br>br>This needs to be circulated throughout the system. To get the temperature high enough to trigger the thermostat, either drive or increase idle. Heat on high for a few minutes, then set the timer for 12 minutes. Drain it after that. If you have a complete dexcool failure with large chunks, draining from a large hose rather than a petcock is preferable. br>br>To create a lot of velocity in the system and really get stuff moving out, run the engine, fill the system with the garden hose, and drain the system all at the same time; the turbulence created by the water pressure and circulation at the water pump will ensure that most of the bits get pulled out of the system. After that, remove the hoses from the heater core and flush it.

Edith Moreno
Edith Moreno
| Aug 21, 2021
What was supposed to be done was done
5/5

This stuff has saved my life on numerous occasions. I saw it advertised on one of those auto-repair shows on TV. In my 2006 Toyota Tacoma, I made a mistake by mixing green and red antifreeze. Almost completely clogged the heater core; I'm sure it clogged a section of the radiator as well, but I couldn't tell. I followed the flushing instructions to the letter. However, before adding the flush chemical, I drained the antifreeze and flushed the system with distilled water. The final product was stunning. My truck finally has heat after three years. and it's something you'll need in central Ohio. This is a fantastic product that I wholeheartedly recommend!.

Arturo Ingram
Arturo Ingram
| Jan 21, 2021
This is true commercial quality
4/5

It's superior to GM and Preston's. To get rid of dexcool sludge, I tried Preston's and GM's flushes. They were partially effective, but the car continued to overheat. I tried this flush and ended up with a ton of dexcool crap in my car. The temperature has now returned to normal (it was 215-degrees Fahrenheit previously). The temperature has dropped to 196 degrees Fahrenheit from its previous high of 230 degrees Fahrenheit. I'm no longer losing coolant as a result of overheating (at 210 degrees Fahrenheit). br>This isn't your average watered-down stuff from the department store shelf. It is of the highest quality commercially available. br>I'm taking a star off because it doesn't say how to properly dispose of it. It's still in containers in my possession.

Cali Dawson
Cali Dawson
| Apr 05, 2021
When nothing else seemed to work, it did
5/5

After my 2005 Mustang began to overheat, I tried every flush product I could find locally. I even attempted to use 3-dimensional objects. Nothing worked with four people in the room at the same time. The water pump, thermostat, and radiator were all replaced. Nothing appears to be working this time. I decided to give this product one last shot before pulling the heads because I remembered I had an old Bar leak in the system. Everything came gushing out when I reverse flushed it after a vigorous drive with the ThoroFlush in. Even casting sand particles from the block have been trapped. I was able to save tens of thousands of dollars on repairs because of this. Thank you a lot!.

Raul Underwood
Raul Underwood
| Oct 11, 2021

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