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Coolant Change

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#1 sam45


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Posted 31 August 2003 - 12:46 PM

I am planning to change the coolant on my 96 Legacy Wagon 2.2.
As per the user manual, all that's needed to drain the coolant is to open the drain plug at the bottom and also the air vent on top of the radiator. It does not say anything about the engine block drain plugs. However, the Haynes procedure includes this as one of the steps to drain the coolant from the engine. It looks like you need a special tool to open these plugs. I am hesitant to touch these plugs (in case of future leaks etc.)
Can we get a decent job done without opening the engine drain plugs?
Any help is greatly appreciated.

#2 beauregaardhooligan


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Posted 31 August 2003 - 05:08 PM

I highly recommend a T fitting that you connect a garden hose to. When you take out the thermostat you get a positive flush.

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