Coolant draining

Henry A Harper III hah at
Tue Dec 10 17:39:09 EST 2002

The lower aux radiator hose seemed quite convenient as a drain location to
me, when I did my heater core & fan a couple of years ago. Might get worn
out if you do that all the time, but every couple of years should be ok...

Henry Harper hah at
1991 200 quattro, 116k
1988 GTI 16v, 233k

On Tuesday, December 10, 2002 12:17 PM, Kneale Brownson
[SMTP:knotnook at] wrote:
> Is there an "easiest" or "best" coolant system opening for lowering
> levels?  I want to do the blower motor replacement so  I want to
> the heater core supply/drain lines.  Thought I'd also replace the heater
> valve because I know it's at least four years old, and probably more like
> six.
> I seem to recall from doing blower and heater valves on 5ktq's that I
> get to some lower radiator hose and drain into a bucket without losing a
> bunch of coolant.   I didn't really want to replace the coolant until
> year because it's only a couple years old.  I was figuring on going until
> next summer and then do all the coolant hoses, afterrun pump, coolant,
> etc.,  but my limping blower motor has begun to stagger.
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