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1995 Subaru Legacy Wagon Radiator

How do you drain the radiator? I can't find a plug on the bottom of it. Do I need to just remove the radiator hose to drain it? Thanks for your answer Nzero. However, I am a car dummy and don't know where to find this bung. Is it on top of the raditor, on the side, or underneath? If underneath, can I get at it without using a jack?

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Hi sir, if you want to do a proper job here's how.

  1. Get radiator flush let you car Idle for a while or drive for 15 min.
  2. Let Car cool Down
  3. If no drain PLug remove the hose at the bottom this is the same pipe going into your water pump, Work gentle with it try not to damage the pipe.
  4. open your rediator cap, this will allow the water to train from radiator.
What about all the dirty water inside the engine? this is how to do a decent flush.

  • The car should be cold
  • remove the water pipe at the top of the radiator
  • take your garden hose and insert it to the rediator don't force it just hold it there.
  • Start the car let it idle, open the hose pipe.
What happens now is that the water pump pulls all the clean water trough the rediator and pushes all the dirty water out the other side.
  • when water is clear turn off water
  • kill engine
  • Tighten water hose
  • refill with good Anti freeze anti boil and top op with water
  • drive the car till hot
  • check for any leaks on the pipes you removed before
Hope this Helps

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