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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: It is past time for me to do a flush on my radiator. I know I have to use Dex-co

 

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kimkingtaylor, Houston, TX, November 08, 2012, 18:52
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cool coolant. What is the best way for me to drain my radiator and are there any specific tools required to do so?

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    pushrod November 09, 2012, 03:43
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    I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD OR WILL BE TOLD BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE DEX-COOL!!
    NOW IS AS GOOD A TIME AS ANY TO CHANGE THE COOLANT.
    THE FIRST THING I DID WAS TO CHANGE THAT S TUFF IN MY CHEVY. AFTER WARRANTY WAS OUT.
    NOW WHAT ENGINE IS IN YOUR TRUCK SO WE CAN HELP WITH DRAIN & REFILL.
    YES IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

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    kimkingtaylor, November 09, 2012, 06:31
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    V8 5.3 liter 323 t series gasoline

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    your.mechanic November 09, 2012, 09:20
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    flush radiator ...take to a lube shop.

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    kimkingtaylor, November 09, 2012, 09:46
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    I understood this to be a do-it-yourself service? No? Why?

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    your.mechanic, November 11, 2012, 21:06
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    How would YOU flush the radiator? A do-it-yourselfer would either do it WRONG or ILLEGALLY unless he is RICH and stupid enough.

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    ziptie12 November 11, 2012, 19:58
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    Drain bucket. Instructions for proper purging method on your specific engine.

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