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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:24 pm 
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Hey guys. first time im trying to flush and change the coolant in my ed since i got it 4 months ago.

I had a quick look around, and i can't seem to access the bottem of the radiator..there seems to be a plastic plate thing thats blocking access to it..


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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:46 pm 
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im not sure if efs are the same, but i did mine 2 months ago, and u have to take off the lower radiator hose, its a real b**ch to take off. the only thing in my way was the plactic cover for the power steering pump
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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:47 pm 
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There should be a hole about the size of a 20cent piece on the drivers side just towards the front/side of the plastic panel your refering too. Inside will be a plastic plug for the radiator, a large phillips head screwdriver will be needed to undo it.

 

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:45 pm 
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just checked..and nah mine doesn't have that.

I found the hole your talking about, but when i look up at it, it isn't the same as in the pics..

any other ideas, as i really dont want to pull the bottem hose off
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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:56 pm 
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Just pull the hoses off and replace them while your doing the coolant. You will probably find it a lot easier if you take the thermofans out, only a few minutes to do that.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:59 pm 
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Pull the top hose off the radiator and stick a garden hose in the radiator hose and run the car with the heater going.....

When the water goes clear then youve flushed the system, then let a bit of water out first before you re-attach the radiator hose to make room for the coolant you add to the reservoir
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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:54 pm 
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thanks guys, all done now
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