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ny450es 10-20-2012 04:05 PM

radiator drain valve
 
is the valve on the bottom driver side of the radiator a ball valve? it turns a quarter turn but none of the fluid drains out. i tried running a wire thru it with out success.

Madanio24 10-20-2012 06:22 PM

Re: radiator drain valve
 
i think you may have to turn it in the opposite direction. When i changed my water pump i did a complete flush inclusing draining the radiator. It was about a full turn and it all drained out.

ny450es 10-20-2012 09:02 PM

Re: radiator drain valve
 
got it done...i was afraid to turn it a full turn because it didn't seem like it wanted to go by hand. i took a pair of pliers and it went a full turn. thanks

Walt 11-11-2012 08:43 PM

Re: radiator drain valve
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Madanio24 (Post 699831)
i think you may have to turn it in the opposite direction. When i changed my water pump i did a complete flush inclusing draining the radiator. It was about a full turn and it all drained out.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ny450es (Post 699877)
got it done...i was afraid to turn it a full turn because it didn't seem like it wanted to go by hand. i took a pair of pliers and it went a full turn. thanks

Does it turn CW or CCW as you look up at it from the back side?

ny450es 11-13-2012 07:33 AM

Re: radiator drain valve
 
ccw. i had to use pliers to twist.

Walt 11-14-2012 07:53 AM

Re: radiator drain valve
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ny450es (Post 710505)
ccw. i had to use pliers to twist.

Thanks. Appreciate the help.

Think I'll order a new one to have on hand in case I mess up the exisitng.


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