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How to drain old coolant?

I can't find the drain for the coolant on 1997 riviera SC 3.8

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  • memjhome Jan 25, 2009

    Thanks Bibleman01, I hadn't thought of that. I will give it a try.



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Some don't have drain plugs.Get a large container and take off bottom hose.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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    Greg Wilkins Jan 25, 2009

    You are very welcome God Bless you Greg



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