Join Date: May 2004
Location: Morganville, NJ
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Prior to draining, turn key on, put heat setting to max, wait about 10 seconds and shut off.
The V6 has two block drains.
One in the rear with a 12 mm hex bolt that's the valve for the spigot. Look just above the right side axle shaft, you'll see it there.
The front block drain is the 19mm hex head large bolt, it'll be very tight. Look between the transmission and the front cat. This one will make a huge mess.
Put a small amount of either anti seize or teflon paste on the threads of this one. It has a large aluminum washer to seal it, so the threads don't need it for a seal. It just aids in removal later on.
I'd leave both drains open with the rad drain shut and just run water through the system, it'll pretty much push out the remains of the wrong stuff. Once the water stops running out there, reopen the rad, and drain out the water.
Do not under any circumstance drain water/coolant out of the car when it's hot.
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