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Faults, Fixes and DIY Please share your experience and knowledge with other members by contributing your own DIY, or by helping another member find the elusive fix!


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Old Mon, Jul-26-2010, 09:28:19 PM   #21
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I've found that a drain pan for a water heater works great for messy jobs.



You can get one at Lowes or Home Depot for under $10. They are low profile and hold a fair amount of liquid. I plan on draining my reservoir tank with a Mityvac (or even a shop vac) first to limit how much of a shower I'm going to get.
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Default Re: DIY: Engine Coolant Change

I removed the passenger side of the fan shroud and that gave me a little extra wiggle room to remove the lower radiator hose. I also used a fat straight head screwdriver to convince it a little to come off, but very gently.
Thanks for the DIY!
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Default Re: DIY: Engine Coolant Change

Waking up with an update. Last year I did a CCA DIY, and was changing the coolant on my M5. Had read up on the procedure, but when I got there the dealer tech said "let me show you how we do it." Just connected a big vacuum looking thing, sucked old coolant out, pumped new coolant in. Presto bango.

Probably doesn't get all the old fluid, but probably fine if you're not tracking car right?
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