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Flushing Coolant w/out Drain Plug
dudleykid posted a topic in 2000-2014 Silverado & Sierra HDI have a Silverado 2500 6L WT. I put some green antifreeze in the reservoir and found out that it is bad to mix the green antifreeze with dexcool and thus needed to flush my coolant. I then did a coolant flush with only dexcool to get the green antifreeze out of my truck. All I did was drain the dexcool from the radiator hose, refilled the reservoir with water, ran the water through the engine, and then drained the dexcool from the radiator hose again. All in all, I drained the dexcool from the radiator hose three times (three intervals of flushing water through the engine). I DID NOT remove the drain plug to remove the dexcool from the bottom of the engine block. Did I get all of the green antifreeze out without removing the drain plug or do I need to do another coolant flush?
The oil plug on my CTD "Cruze Turbo Diesel" is one I have never seen before. I can say it makes one hell of a mess, since as soon as you back it out two threads it starts to piss oil everywhere. We all know, diesel oil sucks being so black and it gets hot. Anyhow, here is a picture of my drain plug. Just don't understand why GM designed it this way. Must be a reason. If I can put a Fumoto valve in, that is what I plan on doing. Just got to make sure it will work and not mess anything up. Can't see why it would. On to the pictures.