Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lanesville Indiana
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Watch the drian plug on the radiator. It is one of the twist and pull types but if you pull and twist too hard it will come completely out and dump coolant everywhere.
I take and put a short peace of hose on the end of the drain and run it into a 5 gallon bucket and that works great for me. When filling the sytem back up make sure to pre-mix the coolant with water in a jug or bucket first to get a good mixture. Also do not run the truck while filling. It is a self burping system and will purge the air on it's own while filling. Once you get it full top of the over flo bottle and then run the truck till it T-stat opens. Once the T-stat opens and coolant flows into the block you can shut the truck down and top of the system.
If you change the T-stat watch the bolts on the housing. They are small and can break easilly. If I remember right they only require like 9 or 10 fl-lbs when tightening.
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 LWB, Intense Blue, 5spd,
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