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    Re: 01 Eldo Coolant changing tips

    I have two questions, 1) How do you dispose of the old coolant properly and 2) I have a 01 DTS, how difficult is it to get the lower hose off.

    I guess I have a third question now. Is 50/50 the proper ratio to mix? I haven't read the manual on this yet and it almost seems worth the $90 for the dealer to do this.

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    Re: 01 Eldo Coolant changing tips

    50/50 is the proper mix. Lower hose is hard to get at. That's why I put the tabs in the upper. Not hard to find someone who will take used oil but I have found it almost impossible to get rid of coolant.

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    Re: 01 Eldo Coolant changing tips

    There's a Pennzoil oil change place near my house, and they also do coolant changes... They will take your used coolant. For some reason, they are adament that they do NOT want the containers... they pour the jugs in their waste tank, and give me back the empty jugs....

    As for the coolant tabs, I pre-dissolved them, as the original post stated, and poured that mix in the overflow bottle... worked out fine. Pre-dissolved in the FIRST HALF GALLON that I added, and then "chased it down" with pure 50/50 mix....

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    Re: 01 Eldo Coolant changing tips

    Patrick, How did you drain? Petcock?

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    Re: 01 Eldo Coolant changing tips

    Sorry Codewize, I've been a little busy.

    Yes, I did the petcock. Takes awhile, but it works, and it's pretty easy. Lowering the car off the jack will get more coolant out... I pretty much did exactly what's in the original post.

    As far as possibly not getting "all" the coolant out, my intention is to do it again in fall.... probably overkill, but it only cost $20-some bucks to do it myself.... costs me $15 in gas to go to work... so, make of it what you will, $20 to be sure I'm good seems like cheap insurance.....

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    Re: 01 Eldo Coolant changing tips

    How did you derive at 5 1/16 " long on the dowel. That seems pretty precise. Why would there be a length problem here. Wouldn't 6" have been fine? I'm going out to do this today but I also got a 3/4 dowel rather than 7/8 because I thought I read that. I guess it will still work.

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    Re: 01 Eldo Coolant changing tips

    3/4" dowel will work just fine. Length is not critical. Just has to be long enough to reach the plug.

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    Re: 01 Eldo Coolant changing tips

    Wow that was quick. One more silly question. Looking at it from the bottom, turning counter clockwise will open ?

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    Re: 01 Eldo Coolant changing tips

    Same as any other bolt. Righty tighty, lefty loosy.

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    Re: 01 Eldo Coolant changing tips

    Quote Originally Posted by JimHare
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    If you are flexible on delivery time then ... Let me know. EDBSO

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