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Oil Change, Engine Coolant Drain / Fill
Amount: $99.00
Posted by: Ali Gator in Marietta, GA.Posted: February 19th, 2010 08:02AM
Car Make: AcuraCar Model: TL
Auto Shop: Nalley Acura Dealership
This was a Winter Oil Change special that included oil change, coolant drain and fill (radiator flush), wiper blade change and 22 pt inspection (plus a free car wash)
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Jiffy Lube
Amount: $79.00
Posted by: Ricardo in Columbus, OH.Posted: September 30th, 2009 10:09AM
Car Make: BuickCar Model: Century
Jiffy Lube didn't do a good job with mine either. I think all they did was drain the old antifreeze and replaced it without using any chemicals. Other than that I recommend never using dexcool antifreeze even though it is recommended by GM. It is known to damage radiator hoses. Use a compatible type of antifreeze of GMs
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Radiator Flush
Amount: $34.12
Posted by: DOitURSELF in Brooklyn, NY.Posted: September 3rd, 2009 03:09PM
Car Make: CadillacCar Model: Eldorado
Auto Shop: None
I did alot of research before doing it myself via webvideos/sites reading. In the end its not that difficult just takes alot of time refilling and draining and waiting for engine to cool.If you own a cadillac eldorado the petcock valve is on the lower right behind lower outtake valve. its hidden by a wire and Extreamly difficult to reach. Instead just open the lower valve you'll have to any way and drain that way. you can take out the battery for more manuvering space but not needed because you'll have to keep putting it back etc. long story short here are tips i learned to watch for
1.Check radiator cap if hot before opening
2.Check antifreeze if it comes out brown its rust and need flushing.
3.Never use water instead of antifreeze,it does exact opposite to your car.
4.you will need screw driver, plies,garden hose, prestine flush(big bottle-you have big engine), and some dex-cool anti free (2).
6.READ bottle directions
7. steps are basically flush old stuff out,wash out with plain water then fill up with plain water, flush again and put in pretine flushand then fill with water after, then flush again and wash out, then fill up with water and flush again, Then finally wait for engine to cool and fill up with antifreeze with cap off start engine let air escape then close.(note let engine idle 10 minutes before flushing and only flush after its cool). Note again i bought some chemical resistant heavy duty gloves so i could so it a bit faster but other components are still hot so be careful.

The price basically
99.centds for a funnel
4.00 for prestine flush
15.00 for 1 dexcool anti freeze 14.12. 58 foot gardenhose. TOTAL 34.12 last word is buy gloves just in case
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Radiator Flush & Fill
Amount: $49.99
Posted by: vicgems in Sterling Heights, MI.Posted: April 27th, 2009 07:04AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Taurus
Auto Shop: Mobil Express
I went in for an oil change & found out that my Taurus (which is a 1996 with only 53,400 miles) has NEVER had a radiator flush performed. I had it done, it took 15 minutes & cost only $49.99. Oil change was 28.00 & new air filter was 12.99. I find by doing these relatively inexpensive maintenance things periodically greatly lengthen the lifespan of a vehicle & would advise to have it done professionally if you're inexperienced.
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did it myself, bought chemicals from walmart
Amount: $13.00
Posted by: abe in san diego, CA.Posted: April 11th, 2009 11:04PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Ranger
from walmart $13 got me:
$3 bottle of prestone super flush
$3 prestone back-flush kit
$7 gallon of 5yr/150,000mile coolant

I had a really bad case: globs of clay-like brown rust. This took me way too long... hours... not sure how many. It was the damn backflush kit that made it take so long. I did: backflush, then circulated the soapy flush fluid, then backflush again, then coolant. In the end the coolant was still a little brown, but i was tired. Prolly good enough.
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Radiator Flush
Amount: $30.00
Posted by: a user in Seattle, WA.Posted: February 18th, 2009 02:02PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Del Sol
Auto Shop: None
Did this myself, it is time consuming because of having to wait for the car to cool off after each warm up. Didn't want to burn my hands. Other than that it would be a lot easier if you had a garage. I had to do this job in an apartment complex lot, and didn't want my car running without me there. So grab a magazine and just start reading.

Otherwise the steps were covered by another member above. Very easy job.
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radiator flush
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: rob....s in cicero, IL.Posted: January 29th, 2009 09:01PM
Car Make: chevyCar Model: cavaliler
Auto Shop: drive way
did it myself 15 dollars
including tax
really quite simple
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Radiator Flush - Jiffy Lube -
Amount: $92.50
Posted by: boogs3 in San Antonio, TX.Posted: January 27th, 2009 10:01PM
Car Make: PlymouthCar Model: Grand Voyager SE
Auto Shop: Jiffy Lube
I took my van for an oil change and the manager of Jiffy Lube on Federicksburg road told me that my van needed a radiator flush and over charged me and besides that now i have a noise in the radiator that i didnt have before.
DONT RECOMMEND it
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Did it myself
Amount: $40.00
Posted by: Avoid people you can't trust and do it yourself in Farmington, CT.Posted: October 31st, 2008 02:10PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Mustang
Auto Shop: None
Here were my notes to myself. I spent $40. $10 each for 2 gallons of antifreeze, probably around $10 for flushing fluid, and around $10 for Red Line's Water Wetter.

1. Drain the antifreeze (~2 gallons) from the radiator through the petcock. Close the petcock.
2. Refill the radiator with Prestone Flush and about 2 gallons of water.
3. Start the car, warm it up, and let it run for 10 minutes once warm. Shut the car off.
4. Drain the water from the radiator through the petcock. Close the petcock.
5. Refill the radiator with about 2 gallons of water.
6. Start the car, warm it up, and let it run for 10 minutes once warm. Shut the car off.
7. Drain the water from the radiator through the petcock. Close the petcock.
8. Refill the radiator with Prestone 50/50 PreMix antifreeze. Leave the radiator cap off.
9. Start the car and watch the uncapped radiator. This allows air to escape the system.
10. Add Prestone 50/50 PreMix antifreeze as needed, and put the cap on the radiator. 11. Allow the engine to run for 10 minutes once warm, then shut off. 12. Allow the radiator to cool off, then open and add more antifreeze if necessary. 13. After driving the car in the near future, keep an eye on the antifreeze. Add if necessary.
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DIY Radiator Flushing
Amount: $20.00
Posted by: Toronado282 in Altamonte Springs, FL.Posted: July 13th, 2008 09:07AM
Car Make: OldsmobileCar Model: Cutlass Ciera SL
Auto Shop: None
Did a radiator Flush Myself, took an hour and a half, most of the time was spent waiting for the car to cool off. You could speed up the process if you are willing to risk getting burned. Antifreeze gets everywhere, so prepare for a small mess. But all in all, it was way better than paying $70 for one. Car temp is perfect now.
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Radiator Flush - Jiffy Lube - Bad Experience
Amount: $79.99
Posted by: Not Recommending Jiffy Lube in Chicago, IL.Posted: May 5th, 2008 09:05PM
Had radiator flush done at Jiffy Lube. This has proven to be problematic. Radiator fluid spilled everywhere, causing a battery terminal to be seriously corroded. This required replacement (done elsewhere). A few months after, vehicle stalled on a highway and had to be towed. Our mechanic reported that the radiator was empty. Jiffy Lube has not responded to complaints made earlier.
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Flushed Radiator
Amount: $70.00
Posted by: Honda Driver in Campbell, CA.Posted: October 15th, 2007 02:10AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord
Auto Shop: Jiffy Lube
At my last car inspection (at AAA), they told me I needed to flush my radiator. My normal oil change place doesn't flush radiators, and the local radiator store didn't either, so I went to Jiffy Lube. So far, it seems OK. It took just 20 minutes.
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