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Unread 12-03-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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Need help draining my radiator on a 97 Xj

Can't find the drain plugs to flush my radiator! I feel like an idiot please help!

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Unread 12-03-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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Update: I found the plug but when I turned it to open it nothing came out! I have no idea what I'm doing here apparently.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 01:00 AM   #3
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Easiest way is to pull bottom hose and remove cap. Those drains are junk.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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Easiest way is to pull bottom hose and remove cap. Those drains are junk.
I was hoping to avoid all that... Looks like that's what I'll have to do.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 12:23 PM   #5
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Its easier and faster. Throw a water Jose to it will flush it too.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 11:12 PM   #6
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Throw a water Jose to it will flush it too.
Well that's just kind of rude! What did he ever do to me?
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Unread 12-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #7
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Lol. Sorry auto incorrect on phone.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 12:34 PM   #8
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The XJ radiator drain plug is plastic, and prone to breakage.

Using the lower radiator hose will be faster and much less likely to break anything.



Be nice to poor old Jose.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #9
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Lol sorry Jose.
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