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#1 Old 11-23-2008, 11:14 PM
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hey guys, more maint. how would i drain the coolant fliud on a 1st gen, the fluid looks a little too dark for my liking. has any one flushed theirs before, is there some kind of drain cap on the bottom of the radiator or something?
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yea, there is a small plug at the bottom of the radiator...if you are doing a full flush, there are also 2 plugs on the block itself, one on either side, below the exhaust manifolds....pick up a haynes manual and it will show you where they are...

or, an easier method is to drain the radiator, refill with water, start the truck and let it reach temp and hold it for a few minutes, then turn off, let cool, and drain again....takes longer, but it works when those drain plugs are being a bitch
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thanks guys thats all i needed to know, nice info baf6. i think shes up for a full flush.
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no problem....word of advice though, when you locate those plugs on the block, spray them down with PB a few days before the flush...mine refused to budge, so i ended up going the ghetto "flush,fill,repeat" method....if you need, i can send you pics of the drain plugs

also, dont forget the antifreeze! dont get the 50/50 mix, this time of year you should really be running a little more antifreeze than water, so get the regular stuff and mix it yourself about 60/40 (antifreeze to water).....then in the spring/summer, drain out a few quarts, replace with water, and toss in some "water wetter"(really does work, a notice i run about 3 needle's widths cooler according to the temp gauge)
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yea post some pics. I would like to see the drain plugs
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ok, ill scan them right from the haynes manual later after work
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are they in the Chilton Manual too?? i have that one.
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most likely, look in the general maintenance section...haynes had a pic of them, chilton might just describe the location
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plug location shown(kind of)...its labeled PLUG 1(08931-3021A), other side is (08931-3041A)...i believe both are 14MM bolts

ill post the exact location later
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