Originally Posted by definn12
Hoping someone can give me a hand. Trying to identify the coolant supply line in the engine bay. I'm guessing/ hoping that the line at the bottom of the tank in my picture is it. In addition, anyone have any advice on how to cut into the line without having to drain the coolant? Is draining the coolant a pain in the ass? I was going to use hose pinchers and pushsome of the fluid back into the coolant tank and then pinch the line again and cut the hose.
That clamped line near the accordion looking thingie is the input to the coolant bottle.
It would only have hot fluid in it if your coolant is overflowing from the radiator, which may be good enough for what you want.
I'd be concerned about damaging it by pinching with something hard, but you'll lose all coolant in the overflow tank there, and any that drains before you can put your thumb over it. You really don't need to drain the radiator, you'll only lose what is in the hose and tank as long as your radiator's thermostat is closed.
Can you get at the tank's mountings and remove it and lift it up a bit before you loosen the hose? That should help...