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draining the radiator

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, May 9, 2004.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    ok, i see a small plug at the bottom right side of my radiator (when looking at truck) is this the only option? it seems like when i go to drain it, it will go all over the place?
     
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    You are correct, it will go all over the place. Not much you can really do about it. maybe just crack it so it will dribble out, but then that would take a long time to drain.
     
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    ok, thanks. i think i will rig something up with a tube and shutoff valve when i reinstall it.
     
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    thats a good idea, just make sure that whateva you use will be able to stand the pressure, (its not ALOT, but still /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif) i think normal cap pressure is like 16 psi? But still that hose idea works out well. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    they might even make something already. ill have a look aorund and post what i find.
     
  6. JSH

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    You should be able to slip a piece of tubing (3/8 inch id?)over the draincock to help direct the flow. Remember not to leave the coolant sitting around-pets love it and it can kill them.
     

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