Engine Drivetrain 2nd Gen S Removing the Coolant Tank Fluid?

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  1. genik

    genik Member

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    I had to remove/disconnect the coolant expansion tank, set it aside, in order to make room for replacing the stock bov. A lot of coolant fluid was lost as it dripped from the tank. Now that i have replaced the stock dv and installed the expansion tank, i want to know what would the procedure be in order to remove all the remaining coolant fluid and then fill the expansion tank with new!
     
  2. BlimeyCabrio

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    Use a fluid transfer pump, turkey baster, or large syringe with hose, to suck the fluid out of the reservoir before disconnecting it. Will reduce spillage to a few drips, vs. a torrent.

    Or did you mean how do you remove all the remaining coolant in the CAR?

    If that's the question, there's a how-to somewhere for draining the coolant.
     
  3. ColinGreene

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    you can just unbolt it and twist it out of the way, no need to drain it.
     
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    ^^^ Yep, that's the way I did it, and what I do every time I change the erl.
     
  5. Dave.0

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    Just use a straw and suck it out.

    It's good for you and will keep your body warm in the cold Winter months. :lol:
     
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    Get your most annoying neighbor to suck on the straw.
     

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