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Draining Coolant

Is there a correct way to drain coolant out of a 7.3L? I am getting ready to replace gaskets and seals on my oil cooler and am going to change the coolant. Is there a correct way to get all of the coolant out?

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Draining it won't get it all out. Gotta flush it. Here's a commonly-followed procedure: Coolant changing instructions... - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com - a bit of overkill; you may choose not to refill with distilled quite so many times. But you get the idea. Flushing kit is like $3 at Advance Auto.
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There is a plug in the block right above the oil filter that you can take out to drain the coolant in the block. Makes it much less messy when you take the oil cooler off.
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For Coolant Block drain plugs
Apply heat to the bolt head or stud with your torch, just touching the metal with the end of your flame. The trick here is to keep the torch moving around the bolt or stud to evenly heat it, and not to get in a hurry. It's best to avoid heating the bolt up any more than necessary, and to give the heat a little time to work its way down through the metal and to the Loctite. Some like to heat the bolt to a dull red to be sure, but that's a bit overkill.

Read more : How to Remove Loctite Bolts | eHow
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