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I need to change the radiator fluid in my volvo; is there a drainage valve, or do i need to disconnect a hose, and which one? and will the clamp break?

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If you look underneath the car, directly beneath the left hand side of the radiator, you will see the drain plug. you can use either a 6mm alan key or a 13mm deep socket to undo the plug.

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