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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-17-10, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Draining the Radiator Coolant

Which side is the radiator stopcock located passenger or driver side? I will be changing my radiator antifreeze is there any special tips I need to know?


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Re: Draining the Radiator Coolant

The drain is on the drivers side and is a plastic plug. Make sure not to overtighten it.

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Re: Draining the Radiator Coolant

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Is it best to drain it cold or just warm? Is there one brand better than others for a 2000 CV? Also historically on other cars I always add a can on the Prestone Anti-Rust Treatment? Your thoughts are appreciated and welcome.
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Re: Draining the Radiator Coolant

Any quality antifreeze is okay. We never add ant additives to the cooling system because we keep it serviced. As for temperature, it really doesn't matter but to fill it, it has to be warm so it would take less time filling it. We do ours warm, Are you changing the thermostat too?

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