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post #1 of 12 Old 04-07-2015, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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DIY for coolant flush?

I need to do this as soon as it warms up a little..
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I need to do this as soon as it warms up a little..

Step 1: Buy a rain coat

Step 2: Keep animals out of the garage coz you will get coolant over the entire garage including the walls.

Step 3: (I hope you have a lift) Open overflow cap

Step 4: Drain radiators from below (don't screw the plus back in so tight that you break off the plastic plugs)

Step 5: (This is the fun part), on each side of the block (totally horizontal) is a drain plug with copper washer (order new cooper washers), remove those and run for cover.

No matter what you do, you will get coolant all over the f-in place

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For sure. I'm sure the system needs a lot of burping to get all the air out. Is there a process to make this easier?
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Is there a process to make this easier?
Yeah, go buy one of those little kiddy pools and put it underneath the car

You will find almost zero comes out of the radiators.

Next time I plan to get a large diameter hose (say 2") and as soon as I pull the block plug, put the think up to the hole as fast as possible.

Another suggestion might be to suck the coolant out from the top of the valley plugs but I doubt those are easy to get to.

Hopefully someone else will chime in with a good trick.
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emailed you the attachment I recieved
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Could you post the part #'s for the plastic plugs and the washers?

Coolant flush is on my to do list also.
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Can you buy aluminum plugs? I would think no...after they were in there for awhile you would never get them out

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Can you buy aluminum plugs? Is there a source for those
No need. The plastic plugs are fine. Just don't go gorilla on them
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Did anyone here do a coolant flush or just drain and replace? Did you run a cpl cycles of distilled water throug and then fill with antifreeze? Did you change thermostat when you did it?
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Did anyone here do a coolant flush or just drain and replace? Did you run a cpl cycles of distilled water throug and then fill with antifreeze? Did you change thermostat when you did it?
Randy, no need to replace a working thermostat unless you just like to flush cash in the toilet.

I've not done a flush as I've only drained my 95. Not sure a flush is required.
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Im thinking if I use my friends lift I can fill with distilled water and run it on the lift wit heater on until the fans kick on and then drain and refill with coolant
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