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m8r8j

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wheres the coolant drain on my 02??? i wanna do a coolant flush.

a picture would be greatly appreciated...

and tell me if this is the correct procedure for a coolant flush...
1. drain the old coolant.
2. add 50%coolant flush fluid and 50% water...
3. start the car and let it run to operating temp then turn on the heat on max and leave it on for 10 minutes...
4. shut the car and let it cool back off.
5. refill the coolant with 50% water and 50% coolant...
 
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m8r8j

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coolant questions pls look

wheres the coolant drain on my 02??? i wanna do a coolant flush.

a picture would be greatly appreciated...

and tell me if this is the correct procedure for a coolant flush...
1. drain the old coolant.
2. add 50%coolant flush fluid and 50% water...
3. start the car and let it run to operating temp then turn on the heat on max and leave it on for 10 minutes...
4. shut the car and let it cool back off.
5. refill the coolant with 50% water and 50% coolant...
 
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justchecking

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Not exactly. Take off the lid to your coolant resevoir and look at the sides. Is there any gunk on there? If not, then you may not need to do a flush, just a replace. And even if there is you still may not need a flush because the coolant resevoir is cooler and most things will stick there. Also, if you don't do a flush, you'll have a lot less contaminated liquid to collect and properly dispose of. I had almost 15 gallons.

Take a look and post an update.
 
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