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Radiator Flushing

I don't know how to work on the Armada, but the radiator needs to be flushed, any step by step instructions? Help?


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This link may be helpful. It's for a Titan but same thing...

http://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/20.../flush_coolant


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The service on the coolant just calls for a drain and fill, not a flush. One gallon of the Nissan antifreeze mixed with another gallon of distilled water is more than you will need.

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Dont flush it. Drain and replace.


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The service on the coolant just calls for a drain and fill, not a flush. One gallon of the Nissan antifreeze mixed with another gallon of distilled water is more than you will need.
You mentioned Nissan Antifreeze... can you get a comparable one at an autoparts store or do you have to go to Nissan and get their antifreeze/coolant?
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You mentioned Nissan Antifreeze... can you get a comparable one at an autoparts store or do you have to go to Nissan and get their antifreeze/coolant?
They last very long, like 5 years/100k or something. You can get Amsoil/Redline/Royal equivalents, if that's what you are asking.


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My Armada has 76k on it, and from my understanding the radiator fluids have never been changed/replaced whatever, is it time to be drained?


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My Armada has 76k on it, and from my understanding the radiator fluids have never been changed/replaced whatever, is it time to be drained?


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Based on the service manual, the coolant should have been drained/filled and hoses changed/checked at 60,000 miles. Some folks do it twice a year (once in the Spring and once in the Fall). The coolant is supposed to be good for 100,000 miles I think based on specs for our coolant but I would always recommend changing at least once a year.

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