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Old 04-16-2011, 06:32 PM
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Regarding radiator fluid and engine block fluid.

I used the search tool on the forums to find DIY threads on how to do this, but had no luck. This will be my first time draining and re-adding new fluid. If anyone has suggestions and advice on what to do and what not do, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Regarding radiator fluid and engine block fluid.

get a super cool radiator funnel

Lisle Radiator Cooling System Spill Free Funnel 24610 on eBay.ca (item 400080285135 end time 13-May-11 13:00:08 EDT)

this will get you past all the air lock issues and bleeding. hook it up, fill it up and the level in the funnel will be higher than your intake so the system will completely fill and remove all air locks. find at napa or other parts stores. a must for changing coolant in cars where the rad cap is so lower than the intake and the pump is on the back side of the thermostat.
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Re: Regarding radiator fluid and engine block fluid.

How much does the radiator carry and the engine block? I don't have a manual, maybe someone could direct me to one.
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Re: Regarding radiator fluid and engine block fluid.

3.28 litres
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Re: Regarding radiator fluid and engine block fluid.

Is that just for the radiator?
I was told there was a separate drain hole for the engine block as well.
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Re: Regarding radiator fluid and engine block fluid.

thats everything except the reservoir. on saturday i bought a jug from honda and i think it had 3.78 litres. after filling up my system i had about a half litre left which i put in the reservoir. this was from a water pump change so the block was pretty much bone dry.
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Re: Regarding radiator fluid and engine block fluid.

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Is that just for the radiator?
I was told there was a separate drain hole for the engine block as well.

yes, the drain for the block is on the back of the block, above the intermediate shaft, to the left of the oil filter. its a big socket, like 19-21mm.
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