Sometimes it is the simple little things that seems like the toughest job. Doing easy maintenance can save a lot of money, and it helps to be a little familiar with your vehicle.
One of the simplest and often forgotten jobs to perform on mudding trucks is a radiator flush. It is best to do this at least once a year and add new coolant.
Head to your local auto parts store and buy anti-freeze, and a flush solution. Other items you will need for this job include a rag Autel MK808, screwdriver, funnel, and a receptacle to catch and store the old coolant Autel MaxiSys MS906BT.
First thing you need to be sure that the engine is cool. A radiator gets very hot and your do not want to be burned by your old coolant. Once he radiator has cooled down enough, you can remove the cap of your radiator and let it drain. Position the receptacle so it catches the old coolant and does not create a mess. This will save time when clean up time comes. Coolant can be toxic and it has a sweet appealing taste to animals so make sure to keep pets away from excess coolant.
When the old coolant has been drained replace the plug. Add the radiator flush solution and add water. Replace the cap and start the vehicle. Engage the heater and let the vehicle run for about 10 minutes or whatever the directions may call for. After it has run for a sufficient time turn the vehicle off and let it get cool again.
Once the engine is cool drain again. After it has drained replace the plug. Add fresh coolant to the radiator. Usually about a 50/50 mix of coolant and water. But it depends on what climate you live in. The auto parts store where you purchased the coolant can probable advise you as to what people use in that area.