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Matt 04-19-2010 02:28 PM

Where's my petcock?
 
...on the WK. Is it in the opposite corner of the radiator cap - black thumb knob that turns 90 total degrees? If so, what if nothing comes out? Tank cap and radiator cap are both off, so it can breathe.

Blockage?

Matt 04-19-2010 02:32 PM

Re: Where's my petcock?
 
Alright, well per the service manual, the radiator cap will be replaced until fluid has drained. I can't tell what the draincock looks like in the picture though... any ideas?

Matt 04-19-2010 02:48 PM

Re: Where's my petcock?
 
Nevermind fellas, I was too scarred to keep turning the knob, but I got it to budge. (lol)

B.P.O.D 04-19-2010 02:50 PM

Re: Where's my petcock?
 
huh?

Matt 04-19-2010 03:00 PM

Re: Where's my petcock?
 
Doing a coolant flush as we speak... this stuff takes forever to drain, lol.

B.P.O.D 04-19-2010 03:01 PM

Re: Where's my petcock?
 
oh ok, you check out http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_cooling.htm ???

John_R 04-19-2010 03:14 PM

Re: Where's my petcock?
 
Yeah, it's on opposite side of cap, or on the driver's side bottom of radiator...You unscrew it ~90 degree ccw, then pull it out (I believe it's captive in there, so it shouldn't come out all the way; just pop it out a bit so to speak); although it sort of comes out by itself. I added a piece of tubing to the end so I could direct the flow better, or else it splashes all over that wiring loom (or maybe it was a hose). When you tighten it, just do the opposite (push it in, then tighten)...I used a pair of pliers to get at it.

Matt 04-19-2010 04:07 PM

Re: Where's my petcock?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John_R (Post 192322)
Yeah, it's on opposite side of cap, or on the driver's side bottom of radiator...You unscrew it ~90 degree ccw, then pull it out (I believe it's captive in there, so it shouldn't come out all the way; just pop it out a bit so to speak); although it sort of comes out by itself. I added a piece of tubing to the end so I could direct the flow better, or else it splashes all over that wiring loom (or maybe it was a hose). When you tighten it, just do the opposite (push it in, then tighten)...I used a pair of pliers to get at it.

Yup!

Thanks John I just finished up! This was my first time flushing - Pretty easy/straight forward.

Matt 04-19-2010 04:10 PM

Re: Where's my petcock?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B.P.O.D (Post 192319)
oh ok, you check out http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_cooling.htm ???

Yeah, but there's no pics... no biggie now, I'm done, but I checked that then the service manual... and the pic in the service manual was um, not right, I don't think.

B.P.O.D 04-19-2010 04:25 PM

Re: Where's my petcock?
 
you take pics for the rest of us?

Matt 04-19-2010 04:33 PM

Re: Where's my petcock?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B.P.O.D (Post 192360)
you take pics for the rest of us?

lol, no, but I can. It's literally the only valve looking thing on the the bottom of the radiator (on the driver side).

B.P.O.D 04-19-2010 04:38 PM

Re: Where's my petcock?
 
lolol it would be nice to have a reference pic since there are none:)


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