Does anyone else have to reach up and around to open the radiator drain? no way to do this without soaking the arm with anti freeze.
maybe it is just the grand cherokee limited 5.2, but I had enough...thats all I can stand !
I will replace the draincock with an extender or other type... he thought.
NO you wont,
the threads on this are -- according to the local pro -- "acme" threads, not metric and not english, therefor there is NO off the shelf replacement, other than back to the same thing you already have.
I can verify that there is NO off the shelf fitting for this, auto stores/ home centers/ specialty shops/
I took a nylon threaded to barbed conector, found a nut with 'close to the thread count' as the "acme" and forced the nylon into the nut -- effectively cross-threading, remove and force into the radiator - effectively cross-threading tight.
add a length of plumbing hose (good to 75 psi - far more than will be seen from the radiator) and a 1/4 turn ball-stop spigot. clamp both ends for good measure.
Test drive to full op temps, verify connections,
goodby to soaking arms in antifreeze.