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1997 Jaguar XK8 cooling system

I need to know where the radiator drain petcock is located?

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The radiator drain is on the right lower corner of the radiator (passenger)
You can use a wide flat blade screwdriver to unscrew it.
Is is held in by a piece of plastic so you don't have to worry about losing it when draining. just loosen it and leave it there.
JPTCAT

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