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Coolant Change on '09-451

Hi Smarties...

Only 2.5 weeks old here . Am approaching 40,000 miles on my "new to me" 2009 Passion and am ready to tackle the 40K maintenance. Am pretty handy and well versed in things mechanical; however don't have a shop manual; cannot find one! The only major service now is coolant change besides the oil/filter change.

Planning to do a coolant/flush, etc. So from where do you drain it from(radiator petcock?) and to where do you fill the new coolant(expansion bowl?) and at what glycol/water % mix? Then you gotta "burp" her..right.?.IS there a procedure for the burping??

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Here you go, official smart proceedure:

New engine problem: can't flush air from it
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As always...Thank you... jwight...and the rest who wanted to chime in but our Bohemian Moderator was zu schnell, wasn't he? .

Curious !?..we can use the block drain procedure Evilution uses ? instead of the hose "burp", right IF we have that Allen drain plug. Haven't looked for it yet...engine too hot now...

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Coolant change/flush..AGAIN!!

Hi All..

Another coolant change subject, ahem..!..BUT..after going through all the motions here regarding coolants, Evilution, WIS, etc...it seem that the coolant after removing the expansion cap can be totally emptied by just opening the block screw which is lower than the lower radiator hose! This will drain the ENTIRE coolant entirely?? Then one doesn't have to mess with accessing the lower radiator hose. OF course will one have to "burp" at the end of the coolant change at the block head!

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Hi All..

Another coolant change subject, ahem..!..BUT..after going through all the motions here regarding coolants, Evilution, WIS, etc...it seem that the coolant after removing the expansion cap can be totally emptied by just opening the block screw which is lower than the lower radiator hose! This will drain the ENTIRE coolant entirely?? Then one doesn't have to mess with accessing the lower radiator hose. OF course will one have to "burp" at the end of the coolant change at the block head!

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Should work

I pulled to lower radiator hose
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could you clamp off the lower hose and drain and refill the radiator to do a change out.
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