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 Posted: 12-17-2006 11:58 am
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smcmanus
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Are there any block drains?  I want to give it a good flushing before I fill it up.

Have a nice day

Steve

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 Posted: 12-18-2006 01:28 am
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While the factory's parts list drawings for the early and late blocks show a drain valve on the engine's left side, neither my car's engine (#6835) nor my spare (#9384) has a drain valve or even a hole for one.

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 Posted: 12-18-2006 03:42 pm
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I got it up in the air and can see what appears to be a big hex plug on the aft left side of the block.  It is pretty hard to get at because the headers are right there.  I haven't figured how to get it out.  It may not be worth the hassle.  This pic taken from under left wheel well.

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Steve

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 Posted: 12-18-2006 08:41 pm
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You can do pretty well removing your tstat and using compressed air with a rag to blow water from the block. Then, keep flushing with water from the hose and you'll get it all out and clean. 

Ron

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 Posted: 12-19-2006 12:11 am
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I did it and it came out pretty clean

Thanks

Steve

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