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Old 07-05-2012, 02:31 PM
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Smile Coolant flush questions

I started the coolant flush today. I could not figure out how to get the top bolt on the starter to come out. I got the bottom and middle bolts, but I couldn't even get box end nor socket or that top bolt. Can someone please enlighten me?? Also I got the valve installed on drivers side and filled back up with distilled water and it only took 4 gallons, I drove around trying to burp it and that's all she wants. Everything I've read said 7 gallons total, am I doing something wrong? Thank you for your help. I have a 2005 CCLB 4X4.
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Bump, anyone here?
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I just flushed mine a couple weeks ago but only pulled the block pulg on the drivers side so I cant offer anything on the starter removal. AS for the capacity, its a 7 gallon system but i'm pretty sure thats when its completely empty. I flushed with the hose initially so i never got a measurement on how much it took after my initial drain but every distilled water flush i did only took 4-5 gallons after that.
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heater core ??
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I just want to be able to drain all the water out of the block. I will try again this weekend to get the starter off to put valve in plug hole to drain entire block. I'm only getting 4 gallons out each time I flush and I'd like to get more turnover. Thank you.
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The engine alone holds 11.1 qt. the radiator, hoses and heater core hold the rest for a total of 28 qts according to this spec sheet I am looking at.

I think you may want to pull the radiator out and have it vated and rodded out or replaced. Check on priceing some rad. shops charge as much to tank and rod out as you can buy an aftermarket radiator.
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