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Hermans 2002 Nissan Altima Service Log
Wednesday, 15 June 2005
80000 km
Topic: Coolant change
Car is passing 2years now, time for coolant change. Time to do some preps. First off was taking off the lower engine cover. (I'll be looking for some nylon screws next while - Home Depot) Those 10 pins are a pain to get off. Pins are supposed to be replaceable by pulling center section off. I ended up using metal scissor on them. Locating drain hole in rad was not obvious, but at least there was one - Philips star shaped on the passenger side.

On earlier cars I have done flush technique with open drain and keep pooring in on top with destilled water until water is clear. Tecnique is fine, but drain hole is too big, more fluid gets drained out compared to what can be poured through rad cap. Next time, I think I will buy a new rad drain plug and drill it up to half the diameter.


Posted by hanker at 12:01 AM EDT | Post Comment | Permalink
Updated: Saturday, 18 June 2005 7:50 PM EDT

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