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Old September 14th, 2009, 01:41 AM
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Flushing coolant on 300 TDi

How are you guys doing it? I need to get all the coolant out of the radiator and engine. I drained the radiator by pulling a hose and flushed that, but I need to try a full flush. Thanks.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 07:27 AM
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what about a hose to flush the engine? Remove the T-stat and stick the hose in. Do you still have your heater ? Flush that too.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 07:44 AM
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Do you still have your heater ?
I guess he does not, but Randy is right, stick a garden
hose, some duck tape can help. The hard thing is to take
the water out if you want your system to be completely
water free, i usually just blow it.
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what about a hose to flush the engine? Remove the T-stat and stick the hose in. Do you still have your heater ? Flush that too.
Hey,

So remove the t stat and then shove a hose in there. Got it. Do you just leave the reservior open and let it all poor out there?
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is there no drain plug somewhere on the block?

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Hey,

So remove the t stat and then shove a hose in there. Got it. Do you just leave the reservior open and let it all poor out there?
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is there no drain plug somewhere on the block?
I was wondering the same thing.
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On the left side of the engine - half way up the block and slightly behind the oil lines to the turbo - is a bolt/washer. It is labeled in the parts book as a "drain plug". Might be what you are looking for.
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All previous Rover engines have a drain plug on the block as described above..... I've never had a 300TDI, but I assume it must have it as well.
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My 300TDI has a drain bolt.
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Not sure if anyone is still even monitoring this old thread...but here goes.

Is this the pic of the coolant drain plug on the block? It's on the driver-side of my 300tdi, and didn't want to start pulling plugs without being 100%. But couldn't find any other usual suspect that looked like this, and was hoping to do a coolant flush in the near future.
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