Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
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1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you get rid of the dirt in the engine coolant jug of a car?

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2014-04-30 00:38:05
2014-04-30 00:38:05

Remove the jug and wash it out with soap, water and a bottle brush.

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