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block drain plugs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by amm888, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. amm888

    amm888 1/2 ton status

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    i'm flushing my radiator/engine and my booklet says to remove the "block drain plugs" on both side of my v8 engine...are these the bolts located on either side of the underside (not quite the bottom) of the engine compartment?
     
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    LOOK AND YE SHALL FIND ON EACH SIDE OF THE BLOCK DOWN LOW AFTER YOU PULL THEM IF NO FLUID DRAINS OUT TAKE A SCREWDRIVER AND POKE THE HOLES COULD BE SOME CRUND BLOCKING THE FLOW ?? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    you forgot to mention to get the !uck out of the way after the screwdriver bit....!

    thanks though, nothin was leakin till i pricked it with my phillips, i was startin to get worried
     
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    WELCOME TO THE CLUB HOWD IT TASTE hehehehe SOONER OR LATER WE ALL TASTE THE STUFF. PS CHECK YOUR PEE IN THE DARK IT MIGHT GLOW NOW?? JUST KIDDIN GOOD LUCK /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    They are actually pipe plugs not bolts. The usually have hex heads from the factory. They can be a bitch to get out. I relaced mine with pet-cocks.
     
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    yeah, i'm having a hell of a time getting one of mine out, and i'm thinking of just leaving it in there - only i wont be able to clean out that half of my engine then /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
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    I've always run Distilled water in my cooling systems. In my Nova and my truck once I changed the coolant a couple times it never got rusty, always looks perfectly green. Green coolant means no corosion and should mean very little build-up.
     
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    RUN DOWN TO THE HARDWARE OR MARINE SUPPLY STORE AND REPLACE THEM WITH BRASS PLUGS,THEY WILL COME OUT EAZY NEXT TIME /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     

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