Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:57 pm Post subject: i feel like a moron -__-
so i'm in the middle of changing out all my gaskets right now, and i needed to drain the coolant. there was a write up how to properly do this change by removing the drain c**k under the radiator. it said to get a large ratchet (i forgot the size) which i got and apply pressure to the c**k, and turn to the left. it may take a while but eventually it will loosen up and open the drain. i was out there for 20 min trying to get the damn thing to turn its almost impossible. i got a couple real good turns on it but no luck. so i just pulled the lower radiator hose. how the hell are you supposed to turn this drain c**k properly
the lower hose clam was a royal PITA to get off so I cut the hose and bought a new one. used my friends channel lock pliers to get the clamp off. should I run water thru my coolant system to flush Any crap out? our water is treated so there's not hardness issue
and it feels like you have to loosen it forever until coolant starts to come out..
That and sometimes it binds up on itself making it almost impossible to get it to turn. When I drained the Intrigue to do the LIM gaskets, I bent the wings on the nuts and made it even harder. Given the choice, I'd pull the lower hose and not worry about it.
Protip: If you don't know what you're doing, don't do it.
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