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#1 Old 11-21-2009, 10:26 AM
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Radiator drain location?

Hoping somebody can help quick as I'm short on time. I can't seem to figure out how to drain the coolant on my Daytona. I have all the underbody plastic pieces off and have found what i believe is the radiator pet****. I've turned the pet**** to the open position and nothing happens. I've also taken off the small length of drain hose to make sure that wasn't plugged. Is there a chance the pet**** is plugged? Or is there a drain bolt somewhere? Thanks.

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bottom right of the radiator as your looking at it from underneath
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#3 Old 11-21-2009, 06:23 PM
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Still couldn't find the damn thing. I have opened the pet**** 90 degrees and nothing happens. I've attached pictures of the pet**** location (yes, it's on the bottom passenger side). I have the service manual and it states there is a drain bolt but the diagram shown is not very good.
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Thats it bud.Twist and pull

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#5 Old 11-21-2009, 07:18 PM
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Twist and pull!! You figure the damn 1000 page service manual would tell you that. I'll give it a shot tomorrow, ran out of daylight. Thanks!
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Still couldn't find the damn thing. I have opened the pet**** 90 degrees and nothing happens. I've attached pictures of the pet**** location (yes, it's on the bottom passenger side). I have the service manual and it states there is a drain bolt but the diagram shown is not very good.
You have to turn the pet**** more than 90 * and gently pull out while turning to get it to drain.

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I am not sure if this true but I read this while reading about coolant flush:

If you are doing a backyard "coolant flush" (you are trying to get ALL the old stuff out) then you should realize it is virtually impossible to get all the old coolant out of your cooling system. Even when the radiator is completely drained there is still usually about half of the total system capacity of coolant left in your engine block. The only good way to get this all out is to take it to a professional that has a coolant flush machine.

If Wicked could tell us if most dealerships use these machines and if he recommends this instead of changing it ourselves.
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I am not sure if this true but I read this while reading about coolant flush:

If you are doing a backyard "coolant flush" (you are trying to get ALL the old stuff out) then you should realize it is virtually impossible to get all the old coolant out of your cooling system. Even when the radiator is completely drained there is still usually about half of the total system capacity of coolant left in your engine block. The only good way to get this all out is to take it to a professional that has a coolant flush machine.

If Wicked could tell us if most dealerships use these machines and if he recommends this instead of changing it ourselves.

Well there are a few tricks to avoid running the car to the dealer/Mechanic.

You can remove the Thermostat and use a air hose and force the coolant out.

Just a suggestion
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Twist and pull and twist. That did the trick. Thanks again.
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