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Offline IVIaniac

Radiator Cleaning
« on: October 28, 2016, 03:12:39 PM »
Has anyone found any tricks for cleaning these radiators and oil coolers? I can clean the radiator on my wife's King Quad 750 with a garden hose in 20 minutes without taking anything apart. On my CForce 800 I tear the front end apart, remove the fan, use a hose, pressure washer a whole can of coil cleaner and my radiator/oil cooler still isn't completely clear. My temp is running at 3-4 bars on the dash.

Is there another brand radiator that I can retrofit in there?

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Radiator Cleaning
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 03:23:16 PM »
If you are having that much of an issue might consider a relocation kit for them. From the looks of your machine in your avatar, it might be a necessity...lol
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline IVIaniac

Re: Radiator Cleaning
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2016, 03:50:25 PM »
After my warranty expires I'm going to move the radiator. I do like to play in the mud:

This was it's second trip.

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Radiator Cleaning
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 04:01:08 PM »
Try some screen in front of it. They have some made out of the same fabric as filter covers. Should help keep most of the mud out. What about window screen? It should work for now.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2016, 04:10:48 PM by Cosmosdan »
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Radiator Cleaning
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 04:27:52 PM »
Also I made a 90 degree end for my pressure washer that helps get into tight places.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline IVIaniac

Re: Radiator Cleaning
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2016, 10:39:04 AM »
Also I made a 90 degree end for my pressure washer that helps get into tight places.

I like this idea a lot. I was going to make a 90 degree air tip, but this sounds more effective. What sort of spray degree is on it? Any pointers on how you built yours?

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Radiator Cleaning
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 10:46:36 AM »
Also I made a 90 degree end for my pressure washer that helps get into tight places.

I like this idea a lot. I was going to make a 90 degree air tip, but this sounds more effective. What sort of spray degree is on it? Any pointers on how you built yours?
I just used a brass 1/4" 90 and a close nipple. I use my widest angle spray tip...but I have not used it or needed it on the radiator so it might be a good idea to ...not use a 3100psi pressure washer that close to the fins. Something in the 600psi and less would be better.. I think. Air is a good idea too.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 05:28:58 PM by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Radiator Cleaning
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2016, 05:27:01 PM »
Here's some pics. I have two wands. One with the 90 for getting in and under places and a straight shorty for general stuff.





and the shorty:





Both powered by my 3100psi gas pressure washer:

« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 05:31:15 PM by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline IVIaniac

Re: Radiator Cleaning
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2016, 01:33:46 AM »
Thank you for the pictures, that's helpful. I'll have to take a trip to the hardware store and build one of these. It looks useful for getting in all sorts of places. Mine is 2000PSI and I can turn it down really low. Low enough to clean boots and other delicate areas without causing damage.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Radiator Cleaning
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2016, 08:53:31 AM »
Lucky..I can't turn mine down. Wish I could.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube