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Engine drain plug

So I knows its a noob question and all, but everything just says "lower left side of block" well that doesn't help, especially since the horrible picture seems to match up with the right side.

Anyway I don't even know what 1 looks like, but also, where is it on the 4.0?


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post #2 of 21 Old 05-28-2006, 03:31 PM
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If your looking for the coolant plug...

Look at the #5 cylinder exhaust port.
Follow the block straight down from that point.
Theres your plug.
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I thought after 96 or so they moved the coolant sensor for the gauge there, And I also thought there was only 1 plug so mabye im wrong about that.

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I'm fairly certain the coolant temp sensor was relocated, unlessthere are 2 of them, but I'm thinking of the 1 on the thermostat housing/water outlet.

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The one on the thermostat housing is the computer, theres a second for the inside gauge.

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so JF dream team, how the hell do I get to this plug. no matter what angle I take I can't seem to get to it, atleast without removing the intake manifold or the exhaust. My jacks only go so high

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I couldnt get mine out so i left it and just did a good flush

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I couldnt get mine out so i left it and just did a good flush
Agreed.

Theres no need to remove it.
You wont get anything out that you wouldn't with a good flush.

Or buy a taller jack.
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So I knows its a noob question and all, but everything just says "lower left side of block" well that doesn't help, especially since the horrible picture seems to match up with the right side.

Anyway I don't even know what 1 looks like, but also, where is it on the 4.0?
I don't have any pics to demonstrate, but if you crawl under you'll see a rectangular with a Hex bolt in a horizontal position.. That's the Drain Plug.. There isn't anything else down there. Trust your gut..

You're probably ready to change your oil now..Get a drain pan from "Meglo-Mart" and some Mobil 1 synthetic 10w-30 and a oil filter and you will be on your way..

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I don't have any pics to demonstrate, but if you crawl under you'll see a rectangular with a Hex bolt in a horizontal position.. That's the Drain Plug.. There isn't anything else down there. Trust your gut..

You're probably ready to change your oil now..Get a drain pan from "Meglo-Mart" and some Mobil 1 synthetic 10w-30 and a oil filter and you will be on your way..
He's talking about coolant. Not oil.
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oil isn't a problem, the hell with finding that damn bolt and trying to get to it. I just pull the lower radiator hose off, then used a shop vac to suck everything out of the overflow tank using the radiator overflow hose, worked pretty well.

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Well it isn't engine oil plug thread but I just want to see if anybody here uses this thing. It makes oil change so much easier and virtually eliminates any mess




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No, I usually use a big tub to catch my oil with. Milk jugs aren't a bad idea, but they do tend to leak around the cap....

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I have just a plastic oil thing I got for 5 bucks somewhere, but I put it on top of a block so its right there, zero mess.

However, I store all my old oil, gear lube, transmission fluid whatever is 1 of those deer park 5 gallon water drums, good strong storage and lets me make only 1 trip every year or so

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Actually, I was being deliberately obtuse. Zaq was really wanting to point out the quick drain valve gizmo. You can get it at most any autoparts store for pretty cheap. The idea is you replace your drain plug with this baby, then, when it's time to drain the oil, you stick a tube on it open the valve (no tools needed) and bob's yer uncle!
It seems a good idea, but I have a hard time trusting anything that easy to open and drain the life fluid out of my Jeep.

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