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Engine Block Coolant Drains
Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:55 AM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:02 PM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:10 PM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:48 PM
Posted 20 July 2005 - 12:28 AM
Lift the rear of the car so that the rear wheels catch about 6 inches of air. This tilts the engine block far enough forward to let the coolant drain out through the thermostat hole.
If you also suffer from I-am-a-bit-nerdy-about-car-maintenance disease, drain all the coolant into a graduated container, just to verify the volume of drained coolant.
The tilt system drains all but ca. 400ml of the entire 6000ml capacity
Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:13 PM
I did not note thread size. The plugs seemed pretty substantial, but you may prefer brass. You'll just have to measure them when they come out. As I mentioned in my post, the two plugs are of different sizes (diameter). Best of luck.
I’ll have to look for those. You didn’t happen to note the thread size did you? The stock drain plug in the block of my ‘cruiser is brass, that’s a huge improvement for little $. If these aren’t brass I’d like to put brass ones in.
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