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Best way to clean coolant tank...

Ok... im actualy in the middle of changing ym coolant, as the crap that was in their wasnt nice and has been like that since i bought the car last march...

now... i have drained my coolant, and took the coolant tank off as its for green crap inside it which makes it hard to see the coolant level...

Whats the best thing to use to get this damn thing clean as you cant split it and get inside to properly clean it...
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I heard some petrol left in over night works well at eating through the gunk in those.
Of course coca cola may do the same
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Some people have cleaned in the Dishwasher and its come out looking brand new


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non bio washing powder, works a treat.
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As above, leave overnight in a bucket of the stuff. If all else fails buy a new one.

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Jetwash it or buy another one about 5 out a scrapyard
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Cheers all.

i ended up blasting it with a jetwash n bendy scrubber for dishes/cups

Not perfect but a CRAP load better than it was!

Will probobly buy a new one though to replace as it really cant have it off the car for too long as i need my car near enough every day haha
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Filled mine full of small stones with some water and washing up liquid give it a good shake,looks like new,

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apparently alka saltzer is the best way to sort it .
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Filled mine full of small stones with some water and washing up liquid give it a good shake,looks like new,

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As above, works a charm except I used soda crystals instead of washing up liquid.
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this only applies if your tank is still on the car,Get your dads paint roller (small foam one,or cut it smaller) this can be twisted around thro the neck with the metal rod the it clips onto.failing that make your own with piece of wire that will bend around,with the roller on, and sweep/mop up the gunge,washing it off after the gunge gets on it.did this with mine sucessfully.
now working on the mark two verson,using a junior hacksaw blade holder!!this is a better angle,used with a pot/pan foam pad pushed on the end,cut to fit the filler neck.

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