Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Tigard, Oregon, USA
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Re: My radiator wont drain. What to do?
Now that you started you better finish. Sounds like the radiator is major plugged. Note that Steve spent 2 hours trying to unlug and then bought a new one. So, I suggest you pull the hoses and get the radiator out. It really iseasy to pull from the truck. Sould take about 1 hour. examine, and have a new one handy. If it is that clogged, do not put a new one in until the thermostat is replaced, it has been flushed throughly, maybe new hoses, and then new coolent. The green stuff, no other.
Someone mentioned an easy out. You can do this. It is just a drill bit kinda deal (you have a drill?) basically the idea is drill a small hole in the messed up plug, screw the easy out in (I believe it screws counterclockwise) and by screwing it in, it screws the plug out by force. (easy out tighens via counter clock, which is loosen for the plug) Be careful if you are working with aluminum!! Torques, etc, are less with aluminum.