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Old 10-07-2002, 09:52 PM
Richard Eldridge Richard Eldridge is offline
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I suppose you should turn it until it begins to leak, then put a hose on it.

I had to use a 19mm deep socket with a pipe on the end. I just let it leak out on the ground. As I put a pint of water pump lube/ antifreeze restorer in mine on a yarly basis, the fluid was entirely clear, rust free and clean-looking after three years.

You will need to really tighten it. Mine leaked a bit after the engine heated up a bit. I'd start the engine with the car still on a jackstand, and make sure it was not leaking.

Hope this helps.

There is a place where you can put a tube on the radiator drain as well.
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