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Help with draining coolant

Alright I know about the valve to drain it, but that is not working for me. I can get it turned, but this time around no coolant is coming out at all.

So that means I need to take off the lower radiator hose to drain the coolant, but I have no idea how to do that. I'm not even sure exactly where it is. Damn cramped engine bay.
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I pulled my plug right out. either 1/4 or 1/2 turn then pull firmly. Some people don't do this because of fear of damaging the o-ring. Mine went in and out no issues, no leaks

The lower rad hose is on the drivers side. runs under the PS pump
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I pulled my plug right out. either 1/4 or 1/2 turn then pull firmly. Some people don't do this because of fear of damaging the o-ring. Mine went in and out no issues, no leaks

The lower rad hose is on the drivers side. runs under the PS pump
I've done it before, but this time it was really stuck shut. I could only get it turned 90 degrees, at which point it wasn't draining at all. I finally got it though just now.

I looked up in the FSM where the lower rad hose is, but I really didn't want to have to take that off.
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I looked up in the FSM where the lower rad hose is, but I really didn't want to have to take that off.
It's a royal PIA. Those factory clamps are a beotch. I had to have my GF (small hands) get in there and get my hose off for me!

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So... Wrong...

Anyways, if it is stuck the O-Ring could easily be pinched and would become damaged if forced. Just go under the car, I don't know why people complain so much about "tight spaces" they are far worse in most newer cars, and pull the bottom hose off, just, keep your nose closed, mouth closed, and wear water tight goggles.
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I've done it before, but this time it was really stuck shut. I could only get it turned 90 degrees, at which point it wasn't draining at all. I finally got it though just now.

I looked up in the FSM where the lower rad hose is, but I really didn't want to have to take that off.
I agree, a PITA. We put new hoses on during the swap and then had to flush. It finally came out but to do it right we took the bottom clamp off. Ali helped me put the clamp back on. Worst set up I have ever seen.
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So... Wrong...

Anyways, if it is stuck the O-Ring could easily be pinched and would become damaged if forced. Just go under the car, I don't know why people complain so much about "tight spaces" they are far worse in most newer cars, and pull the bottom hose off, just, keep your nose closed, mouth closed, and wear water tight goggles.
no way..... ever read the MSDS on anti freeze? Bad stuff. I work from above.
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I'll get underneath the car, but I'm not laying underneath the antifreeze.

In an older thread, I'll have to go find it again, someone linked that replacing the draincock is 3 dollars and change at one of the auto parts stores. If you break it, just replace it.
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Chickens X_X

Guess I am the only one that doesn't care if they get soaked in the stuff...
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I'll get underneath the car, but I'm not laying underneath the antifreeze.

In an older thread, I'll have to go find it again, someone linked that replacing the draincock is 3 dollars and change at one of the auto parts stores. If you break it, just replace it.
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1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Material Identity
Product Name: ZEREX G-05 AFC 1/55 GA
General or Generic ID: GLYCOL
Company Telephone Numbers
The Valvoline Company Emergency: 1-800-274-5263
P.O. Box 14000
Lexington, KY 40512 Information: 1-859-357-7206

2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Ingredient(s) CAS Number % (by weight)
-------------------------------------------- ------------- -------------
ETHYLENE GLYCOL 107-21-1 89.0
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL 111-46-6 0.0- 10.0
SODIUM TETRABORATE PENTAHYDRATE 1330-43-4 0.0- 7.0
__________________________________________________ ________________________

3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Potential Health Effects
Eye
May cause mild eye irritation.
Skin
May cause mild skin irritation. Although rare, skin contact with
ethylene glycol may cause allergic skin reaction (delayed skin
rash which may be followed by blistering, scaling and other skin
effects). Passage through the skin may add to toxic effects from
breathing or swallowing.
Swallowing
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling
is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts
may be harmful.
Inhalation
Breathing of vapor or mist is possible.
Symptoms of Exposure
stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea),
irritation (nose, throat, airways), central nervous system
excitation (giddiness, liveliness, light-headed feeling) followed
by central nervous system depression (dizziness, drowsiness,
weakness, fatigue, nausea, headache, unconsciousness) and other
central nervous system effects, involuntary eye movement, kidney
damage.


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, central nervous system
excitation (giddiness, liveliness, light-headed feeling) followed
by central nervous system depression (dizziness, drowsiness,
weakness, fatigue, nausea, headache, unconsciousness)
Sounds like a ruff trip
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1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
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Product Name: ZEREX G-05 AFC 1/55 GA
General or Generic ID: GLYCOL
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I am glad to see that you replaced the DexCool™ MSDS info. with the G-05, Dudster. Somebody might have taken that to mean that we should be using DexCool/Prestone Extended Life™ crap. I was coming back to this thread to warn people about that.
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The DexCool tastes better
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ya was a woman here locally was poisoning her husband with the stuff she eventually caused his death with it very bad stuff
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