Coolant draining

Henry A Harper III hah at
Tue Dec 10 20:51:28 EST 2002

Both hoses are attached to the aux radiator at the same end, the one
closest to the main radiator/driver's side (US). I picked the bottom of the
two hoses, as it was the easiest to get to :) the other one is above it.
Standard hose clamp is all. I just went out to have a look at it to see how
the hot coolant is supposed to get down there to the aux rad (hose from
block to main rad points at one of the aux hoses) and you will need to
remove your driver's brake cooling duct (couple + head screws) and a couple
more + heads to move a bit of plastic that is covering up the aux rad hose
ends in order to get to the bottom (return to main rad) hose.


On Tuesday, December 10, 2002 6:08 PM, Kneale Brownson
[SMTP:knotnook at] wrote:
> So, is there an "in" and "out" end of the auxiliary radiator, and would
> end be better than the other?  I remember I can see a hose to the aux.
> from underneath, but can't recall if I can see two.  Aren't these things
> outfitted with something other than a hose and hose clamp?  I seem to
> recall some sort of compression fitting???
> Thanks, Kneale
> At 05:39 PM 12/10/2002 -0700, Henry A Harper III wrote:
> >The lower aux radiator hose seemed quite convenient as a drain location
> >me, when I did my heater core & fan a couple of years ago. Might get
> >out if you do that all the time, but every couple of years should be
> >
> >HTH
> >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
> >coolant
> > > levels?

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