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Old 11-11-2017, 08:22 PM   #106
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I got it to drain, and I think when I opened it up is when I screwed it up. I can't get it to close back shut again. Thanks for the replies so far.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:23 PM   #107
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Petcock issue resolved! I slept the frustration off last night, and went back out today and had it out in just a minute or two. I spun it to the most loose position, and tugged on it with pliers while prying with a small flat screwdriver. It wasn't even broken, it had just spun in the seat it sets in. I cleaned it and put it back in the correct position, and added a little distilled water to test. It worked fine and didn't leak, now that I know how it works. I didn't even need to buy a new one. Thanks for the help.

Water pump change went flawlessly thanks to this thread. No leaks and no air lock. Temp came up in the same time it always takes, and never got any warmer than it ever does. Burping it at the heater hose on the head works! I poured the last bit of coolant in slowly, and it was quiet enough in the garage to actually hear the air burping out of the nipple. If your mind went there.....yes, (.)(.) are our friends! lol Thanks to the OP for the write up. Everyone else learn from my F up on the plastic drain petcock in the radiator, and only turn it till it starts dripping. It ain't like the petcocks in old muscle cars that you twist until it's wide open! Thanks again.
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Petcock issue resolved! I slept the frustration off last night, and went back out today and had it out in just a minute or two. I spun it to the most loose position, and tugged on it with pliers while prying with a small flat screwdriver. It wasn't even broken, it had just spun in the seat it sets in. I cleaned it and put it back in the correct position, and added a little distilled water to test. It worked fine and didn't leak, now that I know how it works. I didn't even need to buy a new one. Thanks for the help.

Water pump change went flawlessly thanks to this thread. No leaks and no air lock. Temp came up in the same time it always takes, and never got any warmer than it ever does. Burping it at the heater hose on the head works! I poured the last bit of coolant in slowly, and it was quiet enough in the garage to actually hear the air burping out of the nipple. If your mind went there.....yes, (.)(.) are our friends! lol Thanks to the OP for the write up. Everyone else learn from my F up on the plastic drain petcock in the radiator, and only turn it till it starts dripping. It ain't like the petcocks in old muscle cars that you twist until it's wide open! Thanks again.
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