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Im replacing the radiator in Achmed the Xterrorist after growing tired of it dispersing green ninja turtle goo all over the state of ohio.

I tried stopping the leak the first time with a bottle of BAR stop leak.

My question is after I drain the fluid and swap the radiator, is it worth reusing the old fluid (not very old) with the stop leak in it VS. using all new fluid.

Any benefits one way or the other? Not sure if that stop leak stuff is good for the water pump.
 

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BAR's stop leak could plug your new rad and or heater core if left in. IMHO I would not only replace the coolant but thoroughly flush the block and heater core when you have everything out.
 

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Which I completely agree, I just remember reading somewhere that some company (ford maybe) was putting in bars or some equivalent as OEM?

Not sure if there's any truth to that. Anyway I found a local place that will take radiator fluid, so changing it out is not a big deal now.
 
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