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    Question Wheres my drain plug

    was going to change coolent on my 1.8 petrol but for life of me could find radiator drain plug where is it
    Helppppppp

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    Vehicle : Vauxhall Vectra Hatch

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    Engine : 1.9 16v 150

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    Should be on the o/s of the raidiator, if not just take the bottom hose off.

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    Vehicle : Vectra and a Signum

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    i just changed the rad on my wifes car, I can confirm it is on bottom o/s end of the rad, you can get to it from underneath if you need to. It has a plastic flat handle to get hold of if you know what i mean

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    think so is it black by any chance and made of plastic

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    yup..... grip it between thumb and forefinger and turn... I even went out and checked it about 15 minutes ago just to double check.. its defo there...

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    cheers m8 was looking for a metal bolt

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    Vehicle : Vectra C Hatchback Facelift

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    Got what looks like a slight coolant leakage o/s front at bottom corner of radiator on our Facelift Club with the Z18XE non VVT Engine......6 years old & 59+K miles on the clock...

    Just a teaspoon a week or so at present on the ground underneath the car.......

    Found this thread useful as I was wondering where the drain tap was....

    Hope it's the tap/gasket leaking & not the radiator...

    Will update when I've had chance to check it....

    Glad I found this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony W View Post
    Got what looks like a slight coolant leakage o/s front at bottom corner of radiator on our Facelift Club with the Z18XE non VVT Engine......6 years old & 59+K miles on the clock...

    Just a teaspoon a week or so at present on the ground underneath the car.......

    Found this thread useful as I was wondering where the drain tap was....

    Hope it's the tap/gasket leaking & not the radiator...

    Will update when I've had chance to check it....

    Glad I found this thread...

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    Got a mate who services the car to look at it while checking over a couple of other things I was querying.....Radiator was leaking...not the drain tap

    He recommended adding 'K - Seal' to the cooling system as the leak was relatively minor...small amounts....about a teaspoon or so per trip....

    It's cured the leak....£9.00 from a motor factors where I work part time...vs £70.00/80.00 plus fitting for a replacement radiator.....

    Cheers

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