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Old 12-08-2004, 05:28 AM   #1
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Stupid question, but from the picture here, I can't tell where the drain plug is.
Can you be specific plz sorry like driverside near oil pan or by header by passenger side. I know it's kinda dumb but yea...thanks in advance

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Old 12-08-2004, 05:29 AM   #2
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On the bottom of the passenger side of the radiator.
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Old 12-08-2004, 06:42 AM   #3
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thanks,

also I don't understand steps 8 and 9. can someone clarify this. what does the air bleeder hole look like and "radiator filler port to neck of filler" what is this...

I want ot try to change my own coolant so I just want to make sure I understand every step. I am a noob.
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Old 12-08-2004, 06:57 AM   #4
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as you should soon find out, it's not as hard as it seems.
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Find a local area member with automotive mechanical knowlege to assist you.....
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:02 AM   #6
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It is easy to get your hand on the plug but sometimes loosening it can be a PITA. It is plastic so be careful with it. You don't want to break it. If you do you will have to drain the coolant from the lower radiator hose which is messy messy messy.

The refilling part isn't that bad. Fill it up with as much coolant as it will take (remembering to do it slowly to minimize the amount of air in the coolant system. Then start the car and fill the coolant up until it won't take anymore. Put the cap back on and you should be set. You will want to periodically check your coolant levels for the next week or so. Also don't forget to flush the system and use the Subaru coolant conditioner.
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Also "burping" the hoses helps, by squeezing them to get the air out.
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Old 12-08-2004, 03:28 PM   #8
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oh and if you want to flush all of it pull the lower hose..

you can drain every ounce out that valve then pull the hose and a half gallon will still flood out and hit you in the face... even more if you remember to say to your friend.. "oh I don't need goggles I already drained the fluid"
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Old 12-08-2004, 06:21 PM   #9
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thanks for all the help guys, gonna do it this weekend
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