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Old 01-13-2014, 05:30 PM
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Question coolant drain plug stuck

the block drain plug on the passenger side above the starter wont budge for me. are there any tricks that could help me get this out? heat cycle? wrench combination?

I currently have it soaking overnight with some pb blaster, but could use any tricks anyone has as I would love to avoid pulling that starter to get the darn thing out so i can finish my coolant flush.

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Old 01-14-2014, 07:05 AM
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Frankly, I wouldn't worry about it...

It's a nice thing to do, removing the plugs, to get a through flush, but Hardly necessary

Refill it with distilled water and drive it around the block. You'd need a chemistry lab to measure the difference in remaining old coolant
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:27 PM
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Mine was a PITA to get out as well. When I put it back together, I used these:
This one on the passenger side behind the starter because of clearance.

This one on the drivers side

So much easier now to flush
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