What kind of antifreeze does a 2004 Monte Carlo take?
Prestone 50/50 Coolant/Antifreeze.
Where is the drain valve on a radiator?
Locate the drain valve at the bottom of the boiler. Attach a garden hose to the valve. Place the other end of the hose in the sink. You can also drain the boiler into the garden.
How do you drain radiator coolant in Chevy Silverado?
After reattaching the lower hose, remove the upper hose and start the truck. While in the cab, turn on your heater to hot. Run water from the garden hose into the coolant reservoir tank, and run the engine until clear water begins to run from the top hose.
Can you drain a bleed valve on a radiator?
If the water still comes from the bleed valve the whole system will need to be drained. Fit a draineasy kit or similar to collect the water. To prevent damage to the pipe while unscrewing the cap-nut from the valve, hold the valve with a pipe wrench.
What should I do if I have to drain my radiator?
Here’s what to do if you have to drain your radiators and boiler. Turn off all power to the boiler. The power switch will be located on the boiler. Turn off the gas to the boiler system. Shut off the water intake valve. This will ensure that no water enters the system while you are draining it. Let the system cool down for at least 30 minutes.
A radiator drain petcock is usually located above the bottom of the radiator. So even if you can open it, you’re not draining the radiator completely. That’s why shops always remove the lower radiator hose. That drains the entire radiator AND most of the coolant from the engine.
Why is the drain valve on my radiator cracking?
3) You crack the tank. Keep in mind that the newer coolants are long life chemistries, so you’re probably not changing coolant for 5 or 10 years. The plastic tanks on modern radiator can get brittle and crack if you apply twisting stress to the drain valve. Why risk damaging a perfectly good radiator.
How long does it take to drain a radiator?
All the coolant from the radiator and lower part of the engine drains out quickly using that technique. Then the mechanic simply reinstalls the lower radiator hose and refills the system. The entire drain procedure takes about 5-mins. But what if your radiator has a drain valve?
Where can I buy the correct radiator valve?
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