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There is a good amount of sediment behind that pet-****. Try using a wire and slide it behind the pet-**** and against the debris. It doesn't take too much force to disturb it and a minute or two the coolant will start poring out.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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Take the bottom hose off then

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