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Old 06-06-2014, 10:47 AM   #1
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Removing coolant from overflow tank

I'm changing my coolant and wanted to get the old stuff out of the overflow tank. Couldn't figure out how to remove tank, so sudden inspiration resulted in my using our kitchen turkey baster with a piece of rubber tubing on the nozzle of it. Wife is not home, of course. Worked great! I washed it thoroughly so hopefully the turkey won't have an unusual new flavor this year. I will have to pick up one for myself for the next time. In the mean time, don't tell my wife!

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Old 06-06-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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Haha. There is a little nub at the top behind the lid that you have to push in the pull it up. Kind of like the same concept as those poles for a field awning kit that has the legs that slide up when that little chrome button is pushed.

Same concept for the over flow container then it's pull up and lift out.

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Old 06-06-2014, 12:28 PM   #3
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A turkey baster has been a permanent part of my tool collection for many years.
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I suggest you keep her turkey baster, and buy her a new one or Thanksgiving may not be the way you remember it...!
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I suggest you keep her turkey baster, and buy her a new one or Thanksgiving may not be the way you remember it...!
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Use gravity, unhook the hose from the radiator and lower it to be below the tank and let physics do the rest. Add more water to flush it. Just try not to kink it.
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Thanks for the replies,everyone. Yeah, I see there is a white button about midway down on the tank facing the radiator. Came out easy and one can then dump the coolant. I'll do that next time.
But, I really cleaned the baster, so insufficient residual HOAT to kill anyone. And whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger!
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Bad move, not talking much $ here.

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