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Automatic cooling lines

I need to know the thread size and which is the supply line and which is the return line from the radiator

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The only way i will find or sujest that is by unplugin both lines then atach a rober hose to the end of each line, the have some one old one empty plastic soda can on each line end, and cranck the car for a little be, then suply line will push oil while the return won't, and i will apreciate the ranking to me thanx again

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  • fernando arevalo Jun 17, 2008

    or also you can bypass the two metal lines with a clear hose and see what way the fluid runs just remeber the suply hose will push while the return will **** the fluid, excuse my english but still learning, since i'm originally from michoacan mexico, close to guadalajara

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