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Old 10-05-2011
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Cooling system - Rusty sludge buildup

I am replacing my headgaskets and there was a considerable amount of sludge around the head gasket and in what seems to be the coolant ports. Is this bad news or is it normal for a dirty system? While I have it broke down this far is there a proper procedure to completely clean the system? I am parinoid about having the cooling system top notch so I can avoid blowing another head gasket.
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