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Old 12-02-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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I am looking for a pic of the location of the radiator petcock in my 94 5.0L. the couple photos I have found on the internet/in my manual are either so over/underexposed that they're useless, or are too zoomed in to locate the petcock with relation to what's near it. I had been just pulling off the lower radiator hose to drain the coolant but I think I'm ready to stop doing things the ghetto way lol anyone help me out?
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Some newer radiators do not have them, but check the lower pass side of radiator.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:12 AM   #3
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im no photographer but... i just ran out and took a couple pics of mine (also a 94). its on the passenger side tank. its on the back side a couple inches from the bottom. wait.. a couple inches from the bottom, whos idea was that? anyway, heres pics, hope it helps.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:04 PM   #4
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thanks, I got it now... now I just have to figure what to unscrew to open it up lol. I had no idea yours was a 94 also, and you're only about an hr away from me
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it looks like a plastic wing nut. the tank is molded so it kinda hangs off the side. another way to drain it would be pulling the lower radiator hose off. WARNING: messy! i dont start my new job for a couple weeks so youre welcome to make a trip to columbus and i'll help you drain it.
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what I really need to do is take a garden hose and run it into the radiator then run the engine with the petcock open until it comes out clear I was having trouble getting all the crap out of the coolant. I might wait until the spring, it's a little cold to be putting water in the radiator these days
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I appreciate the offer, maybe sometime in the spring once my truck budget is replenished (and I have a job lol) I'll take you up on it
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haha. petcock
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