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Old 23-03-2011, 13:45   #1
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Follow up to "Flushing Perkins 4-154

Would I use a plain auto descaler to flush the fresh and saltwater on my Perkins 4-154 ? I was told that household "CLR" works well. Any thoughts ??
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Re: Follow up to "Flushing Perkins 4-154

Why do you think there is a problem with the freshwater circuit?

I can understand the heater exchanger becoming blocked after a few years of use. The last one I had came apart and went into the dishwater whilst the wifey was out. Did quite a good job of cleaning it up. Turbo intercooler went the same way to get the oil deposits out.

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Re: Follow up to "Flushing Perkins 4-154

I just put in a new water heater. When I disconnected the engine heater hoses, a lot of calcium/scale came out. so I thought I should flush it all out. By the way Pete, I left Birkenhead in the 60's to come to California. Ex Merchant Navy.
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