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Old 12-17-2008, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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5.9 Block Drain Plugs? Coolant Flush

Hey guys...I want to drain all the coolant and water out of my 04...I have 50/50 diesel specific premix to add back into it but want all the water drained after the flush...any one know the exact location(s) of the Drain Plug(s) in the block? Any help is always appreciated..Thanx from Damn Cold Canada
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Hey,its not that cold. I live only 8 miles away from you
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I looked in the shop manual, and it doesn't show one, or mention one for the cummins. The procedure in the manual is to drain from the radiator drain plug.
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Thanx for the info...and its cold when you are doing your brakes today!! St Thomas...Cool!
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The radiator drain plugs have a tendency to break or at least tear up the o-ring when draining. Have the parts on hand if you need the truck right away or ignore the drain plug and just remove the low radiator hose.

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If you want to drain the block, on the rigth side of the engine is couple plugs that are below the exhaust manifold. If you remove the intake off the turbo, look behind the oil filter, you will see the plugs in a row. I know they are there, have drained the block that way to install my webasto coolant heater.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You want to do it the right way find a shop with a coolant flush machine. It interrupts the flow on one of the radiator hoses, and when you flip the valve it fills everything with new fluid while draining the old.
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