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    Header tank

    My rad is off so might as well try and clean the tank as it's currently orange. Best way to clean the inside?

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    I've found washing machine powder and hot water works wonders mate

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    As above plus rice or magic balls

    http://www.lakeland.co.uk/8949/Magic-Balls

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    Thanks lads, can the tank be separated into 2 halfs? Is it just a case of prising it apart?

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    No its a sealed unit and if you take it apart youll be buying a new one.

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    Yeah that was my thought but it kinda looks like it may of. Ok will do my best with it. Thanks

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    Aye its gotta hold pressure eh.

    Them magic balls sound interesting tho, they somehow clean whilst been swilled around with some soapy water? Worth a shot!

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    the insides are a bit convoluted so you cant do a mint cleaning job but you can bring it back from being brown or orange.

    the last one i cleaned i used cat litter and washing powder to sort of scour the insides. boiling water helps-stick the cap on and block the return hole. shake vigorously. obviously throughly flush out. sticking a jet wash inside might jet out some crap.

    i wonder how well those mini valeting steamers would clean one up?

    failing that new ones from Fiat are about 30 and finish off a clean engine bay nicely.

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    Yes, was waiting for you stu to reply lol. I didn't know they were that price new, may aswell try and get one, will go to the local dealers tomorrow. Cheers pal.

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    thinking about it cat litters a terrible idea. risk one bit getting into the engine galleries, turbo or water pump or thermostat.....forget i even said that....... washing powder though or salt should be ok as it dissolves....

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