Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Twinsburg, Ohio, USA
Drain Plug is temp Sensor on watter/oil pump housing
Originally Posted by retiredjj
I am about to tackle the task of changing the coolant. I have a link to an article about doing so but it doesn't clearly address how to empty the old coolant. Is there a drain plug or do you have to disconnect a hose?
You remove the coolant temp. sensor to drain(on my 02). It is next to oil pressure sensor.
If memory servers it is the one closer to the bottom near front bottom of engine (actually the watter and oil pump housing). You just slide off the single sensor wire and unbolt from pump housing and get ready for a splash.
You will also need to take off the left side tuperware to reload(get to the cap) and also drain the recovery bottle under the pilot seat(remove hose from cap housing and pull down to drain)
Just did mine last week.
Followed instructions from the clymer and all is well after a few trips.
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Last edited by rkirker; Nov 2nd, 2006 at 10:13 am.