How To: Flush Radiator Coolant
Posted 24 October 2004 - 03:54 PM
2 gallons of Toyota antifreeze
2 gallons of DISTILLED water
about 10ft of 1/2" diameter tubing
Make sure the vehicle is completely cool before you service the cooling system!
Raise the car and place jackstands under or drive it up on ramps, remove the radiator coolant fill bolt (I'm pointing to it):
Posted 24 October 2004 - 04:01 PM
Now locate the right drain cock and do the same:
Posted 24 October 2004 - 04:05 PM
Picture of bucket location and plastic tubing.
Posted 24 October 2004 - 04:22 PM
Once all the coolant has drained out you're going to want to tighten all the drain cocks...mix a 50/50 mixture of distilled water and the Toyota extended life radiator coolant and add that through the fill bolt (the first picture) till it's full...tighten the filler bolt and torque to 33ft-lbs. Now add coolant into the radiator resevoir and bring it up to the MAX COLD mark...start the engine and let it idle for 15 minutes while you monitor the coolant level in the resevoir...continue adding coolant into the resevoir until it remains stable. Place the cap for the radiator coolant resevoir back on....that's all there is to it.
Posted 02 October 2005 - 12:31 PM
Posted 07 March 2009 - 10:02 AM
That photobucket link doesn't work any more, could you re-post your image so I can see the drain screw/bolt location? thanks. - dave
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