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Old 09-23-2013, 01:51 PM
instrument tech instrument tech is offline
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Default coolant draining

i just purchased this truck,truck came from alabama and i see how there is not enough antifreeze in it,i live in canada,i want to drain the radiator and put in a 50/50 mix,not sure where the pet**** is located to do the draining,near the bottom of the left hand side(facing the truck)of the rad. there is a hex shaped protrusion there ahead of a cylinder shaped protrusion that might serve as a way of opening a valve in that cylinder shaped protusion,it seems like this is all made out of a composite material probably would take about a 11/16 box end wrench,wanted to be sure about this so i would not be busting any thing when i start applying pressure,can anybody confirm this, good people do not need to respond to this request now that i have the answers,still learning how to use this thread.
1996 ford ranger sxt ext. cab,4.0L ohv,4x4 mods:competition cam iam told,truck has 270,000 miles on it,but in very good condition from alabama,i am told drive train overhauled at 190,000

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Old 09-24-2013, 03:57 PM
svtwin73 svtwin73 is offline
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Default Re: coolant draining

Yep that's it.
1998 Ranger Supercab 4.0L, Medium Metallic XLT, auto, painted valve covers (10 HP), 30x9.5/15.

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Old 09-24-2013, 05:18 PM
BarnesboyArmy BarnesboyArmy is offline
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Default Re: coolant draining

I just take of the Rad hose and let it go.
Barnes, Michael
2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0 Stepside no power options.
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