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Old 13-06-13, 20:21   #1
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what is this!!

Hey guys.

This is at the bottom of my overflow tank, the coolant is completely clear. Has been flushed and it returned only found therr! Radiator is completely clean.

what could it be?

Any help would be great

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Old 13-06-13, 20:25   #2
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Could be muck from the heater core if wasnt flushed at same time as radiator and block
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Old 13-06-13, 20:27   #3
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the heating core was removed before the cooling system had been put together. sorry should have mentioned that.
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Old 13-06-13, 22:28   #4
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probably scale from the radiator thats just settled.
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Old 13-06-13, 22:44   #5
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brand new cooling system

sorry i have been way to blunt -

rb25det engine
brand new alloy radiator
braided lines on radiator
standard water pump

i've replaced nearly everything on it. i can't work out what it is.
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Old 13-06-13, 23:11   #6
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its just general scale/rust from inside block its perfectly normal and it will always happen its not an issue. My engine has done it after 2000kms full rebuild and new radiatior and hoses etc.
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Old 13-06-13, 23:29   #7
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All the rust growing from the slow pace of your driving
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Old 14-06-13, 08:16   #8
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yeh peekn's right. it'll be from inside the motor then. it wont be much in the coolant but when it sits, not in circulation (overflow) it will settle. you wont be able to see it in the coolant though. just wash out the overflow bottle if you really want. it'll come back though.
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Old 14-06-13, 11:26   #9
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ah dam thats annoying, so really the only way to get rid of it for good is to overhaul the block?
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Old 14-06-13, 12:02   #10
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Did you flush the block out when you did everything else? Drop the bottom hose, jam a hose in the top pipe and let it flow until it clears up
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Old 14-06-13, 18:40   #11
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should of gernied the block through every hole you could when you had the head off

i did that to mine and havent had a since bit of crap come out yet, radiator was flushed with caustic soda outside the car aswell as new hoses etc

the rust will still come settle as itll slowly detach from the block but eventualy stop.... after a few months or a year or two lol
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Old 14-06-13, 20:18   #12
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ah ok, at least its nowhere near as bad as i thought it was. will just have to get a fully rebuilt block and head to solve that problem

---------- Post added 14-06-13 at 18:22 ----------

cheers everyone for their help its much appreciated!
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Old 02-07-13, 19:48   #13
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just chuck a bottle of mukout thru your cooling system that should flush any crap out
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Old 02-07-13, 22:29   #14
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Just sediment, better out than in.
If you squeeze old hoses the cracking you feel is the same stuff you have there. no problem. i doubt you your engine is any different form any other engine out there as far as 24+ years of crap in it lol.
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Old 03-07-13, 17:04   #15
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If the system/engines has had coolant that has gone off you will get rust from the block, that **** will line every single cooling passage/hose/line. It may take several flushes to remove it completey.
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Old 03-07-13, 22:18   #16
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i'm just worried about blockages. the engine is a rb25det so it isnt that old but it was sitting for a bit before it got running.

so just keep flushing it until its all out? or should i take it to get pro flushed again
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Old 03-07-13, 22:31   #17
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The build up is because the cooling system hasn't been circulated because its rarely driven? You've been building this car since I joined CT, why don't you just drive it and enjoy it!

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Shaun I've already told you to take it to Matt aka mr_12 and get it flushed out
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Old 06-07-13, 11:33   #19
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yeah it doesn't get driven a lot at the moment. i'm almost embarrassed to drive it at the moment when there are problems with it. still have to cut the rust out and give it a respray and fix this stuff before I am happy to drive it regularly.

I can't believe it's been in build for that long! I have really been procrastinating it seems.

yeah I may have to do that Ol. I can now since for some reason my overheating issue has stopped. it seems my x6 and coilpacks were the culprits! very strange
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Old 06-07-13, 13:46   #20
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I'm ordering a wheel pack of that plasidip stuff from http://www.dipt.com.au so I can post a pic up once I'm done. I'm just going to do my rims, but looking forward to how the finish comes out!
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Old 06-07-13, 15:53   #21
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just a question about flushing the cooling system.

could you do any damage by inserting a pressure washer nozzle into the water galleries and blasting the crap out of it.
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Old 07-07-13, 23:56   #22
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awesome definitely let me know how it goes, still interested in it but not going to if its really bad

sorry turismo i'm not sure about that one
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Old 12-07-13, 20:58   #23
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I had the same problem as in the pic - overflow bottle had rust/dirt also petrol smell from the overflow bottle and after 1 year of driving took motor out and had split on the block next to head stud water/oil gallery exhaust side
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Old 14-07-13, 16:45   #24
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i don't think there is any fuel smell coming from it. but i will definitely take a look at it when i get to my car. i first feared the block but with what everyone else has said i am staying positive its just crap from it sitting there a while

i'll let you know as soon as i take a look and see if it is smelly or not.
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