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Engine coolant drain location

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Posted by Michael Pardee on September 23, 2006, 11:01 pm

Time for me to catch up with maintenance on my new-to-me 2002. At 103K miles
there was no record of the last coolant change, so I got coolant yesterday.
Today I got the inverter done - incredibly easy, actually. I wanted to do
the engine coolant, but I couldn't locate the block drain the service manual
shows. Maybe I'm looking too high up. Anybody have experience?

There are no records of the brakes being replaced, but the fronts look like
new. I know the car spent much of its life on highways, but gee!

I also cleaned the throttle body - again, pretty easy - and noticed about a
tablespoon of oil in the intake manifold. It appears to have come through
the breather, which would make sense. Oil mist would be common enough there.


Posted by Michael Pardee on October 5, 2006, 12:43 pm

No responses here, but for the record the drain is on the *back* of the
block while the service manual makes it look like it is under the intake


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