Originally Posted by CHRYSLER TECH
cant help it I haft to get a laugh out of stuff like this U have no idea how many times I have been asked a question on stuff and have no idea what kinda car or anything to what I am trying to answer if I had a dime for each time I have had to ask what kinda car is this I would not need to work any more. See gets kinda old ya know.
But now that u have given the info needed undo the lower rad hose dont worry about the drain **** it will leak after u open it and then u will be removing the coolant for a second time and then replacing it hoping that u get the right one and well more of a mess just remove the lower hose u wont get a leak from it.
Thanks for the reply, and sorry if I sounded like a jerk earlier. I didn't know the subforum had multiple car models and so your response really got to me.
Thanks for the recommendation on not using the valve. Here I was worried about the hose being a leak after removing for the drain, but it makes much more sense that a valve (especially plastic!) could be more likely to leak.
Do you happen to know what side (facing the car) the lower rad hose is on?
From my searching there really isn't any direct access to the radiator, and so I don't know if plastic "flashing" or whatever it's called needs to be removed first, and so I'd like to avoid removing pieces that aren't blocking the hose. I've had enough bad experiences trying to remove those plastic covers, normally ends after 10min of being gentle snapping them off and having to ghetto fix them with zipties/etc.
And while we're on the issue, what coolant would you recommend?
My Trans Am uses DexCool but I think that may only be for GM cars.
I really should get a Hayne's manual for both of my cars. I'm sure it would solve a lot of these issues...