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So my 92 Mustang sat for a couple years and the radiator had rust. There was rust in the hoses so I'm replacing the upper and lower hose along with the radiator. I'm worried that there might be rust and particulates in the block. What is the best way to remove all that stuff? The the motor is still in the car!

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You used non distilled water in there?

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Have you ran the car since putting new hoses and radiator in?

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I had to replace the freeze plugs on my block after it sat for awhile, with them out I was able to scoop out a bunch of the gunk but a lot was still in there. Previous owner of the block must have ran straight water with no tstat.

With the block drain plug removed it was pretty easy to flush and fill. I ran prestone super radiator flush for a couple hundred miles along with distilled water. Then replaced heater core + radiator + water pump + tstat + hoses.

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