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 Post subject: 2002 93 coolant flush
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:52 am 
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I'm doing a coolant flush, I've pulled the rad drain plug but only managed to get about 2 to 3 litres of coolant out, how do I empty the rest?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:50 am 
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May be a silly question but have you taken the cap off the header bottle? Otherwise I would suggest removing the thermostat and the rad bottom hose connection to get a good flow out.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:01 am 
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Yeah I removed the expansion tank cap, I'll have a go at taking the bottom hose off, I was trying to avoid that as it's so inaccessible.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:44 pm 
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I think you will need to remove the bottom hose, as the radiator drain won't empty the engine block. As TWSaab says, remove the bottom hose and thermostat to give a proper flow-through the block.

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