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    Another quickie guys.
    What's the easiest way to drain the coolant on the GSi as I've got mucky water (as they say)

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    I know a man who'll definitely be able to answer that one - Mark (GSi3.2) but he may not be around until later.

    Hopefully somebody can answer in the meantime.

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    When you say mucky water, how do you mean, is it contaminated with oil, if so it may mean some problems,

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    Sounds more like mixed colours of anti freeze, goes rusty brown and looks ugh!, wouldn't swear to it, but probably undo rad hose and stick a hose in the filler bottle to flush system with fresh water, then pre mix anti freeze in a watering can and re-fill.

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    I'll do that then unless there's a drain plug somewhere.
    The water is brown in colour, but there could be a hint of something oil based as it seems to have some splodges in the top of the header tank.

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    Best hope someone hasn't red welded it, that can also give that effect, it probably is mixed anti freeze though, wait until Mark surfs in, he'll know the whole issue.

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    took the hose off on mine much quicker

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    Quote Originally Posted by muffking View Post
    Another quickie guys.
    What's the easiest way to drain the coolant on the GSi as I've got mucky water (as they say)
    hammer a screwdriver into ya rad.. sorry..lol...been a tough day

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    taking the bottom rad hose is the way to go
    its very messing but works
    if your going to do it this way dont get under the car to pull the hose off

    remember to get antifreeze for the car befor doing it

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    There's a drain plug under the waterpump housing on the 2.2 so you can drain the engine block but not sure on the other engines....

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