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#1 Trev Miles

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:26 PM

Does anyone know how to completely drain the engine coolant system?

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:41 AM

Does anyone know how to completely drain the engine coolant system?


I replaced the coolant on mine the other day and I found that even detaching the top and bottom hose from the radiator, and the small hoses through the throttle body, I still only managed to replace about half the fluid.

I would guess that the thermostat needs to come out to do the job properly?

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:57 PM


Does anyone know how to completely drain the engine coolant system?


I replaced the coolant on mine the other day and I found that even detaching the top and bottom hose from the radiator, and the small hoses through the throttle body, I still only managed to replace about half the fluid.

I would guess that the thermostat needs to come out to do the job properly?


There is a screwed in drain plug on the front of the engine block.
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 08:17 AM



Does anyone know how to completely drain the engine coolant system?


I replaced the coolant on mine the other day and I found that even detaching the top and bottom hose from the radiator, and the small hoses through the throttle body, I still only managed to replace about half the fluid.

I would guess that the thermostat needs to come out to do the job properly?


There is a screwed in drain plug on the front of the engine block.
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Nice one, I knew it'd be there somewhere... :)


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