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Old 10-28-2005, 10:54 PM   #1
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New coolant

As of now I have 60k mile on my suburu so I am doing some preventive maintenance.

I want to change my coolant system. Where do you drain the stuff? Can I let go down a sewer drain?

If I drain the system there should still be fluid in it because of the thomostat. If so, how do you flush out the complete system?
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Old 10-28-2005, 11:05 PM   #2
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take it to the dealership or a decent independent shop just draining it and refilling won't flush it out properly, or use those flush treatments that are sold at most parts places although i wouldn't be able to tell you if they work or not
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Old 10-28-2005, 11:06 PM   #3
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3. Yes. Remove the t-stat and buy a flush kit for about $4, splice it into a heater hose and go to town. This is also a perfect time to install a new t-stat as preventative maintenance.

2. No. It's illegal and unfriendly to the environment.

1. Into a drain pan, then dispose of it properly.
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:05 AM   #4
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Thanks for the feed back. I like doing stuff myself, dont have a car shop I can trust yet.
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