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Old 05-25-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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When i last changed my radiator fluid, i overturned the plastic thing that you use to drain the radiator (yeah i know im an idiot). It completely broke off, but it is tight enough that its working... no fluid has leaked and i did it a few months ago. Is there a way i can replace that part of the radiator or should i just wait and buy a whole new radiator (probably has 112 k miles on it)?
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When i last changed my radiator fluid, i overturned the plastic thing that you use to drain the radiator (yeah i know im an idiot). It completely broke off, but it is tight enough that its working... no fluid has leaked and i did it a few months ago. Is there a way i can replace that part of the radiator or should i just wait and buy a whole new radiator (probably has 112 k miles on it)?
You can go to Advance and order one there about $4.00 to $7.00 and they can usually have it the next day. Not a typical stock item but available. I took mine out last year and noticed it was cracked so I just replaced it.
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Did the drain neck break, or was it just the drain cock?

If it's just the cock you can get another one from a parts store or Ford. If it's the neck your sool.
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^ haha, you said cock... thats so gay.
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Yeah, I thought about that afterwards, but I figured only gay people would say something about it...:whistle:
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OK so now that homophobes jump in the fact is cock is technical term for a drain cap or plug that is opened by turning it. The name goes way back to the early days of sailing ships with the British Seaman. Hummm BRITISH SEAMEN???? PETCOCK???? BRITISH???? Elton John???? BOY GEORGE????GEORGE MICHAELS????

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Hmm Didn't British seamen also coin the phrase Your turn in the barrel
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Re: Radiator drain thingy

Area 51 got its name from the areas that the government divided up, each was Area X (where X is a number) and Area 51 was where the base was, near Grooms lake.
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Well I have been to Groom lake and the surrounding area. There are several sites out there that are part of the Black projects
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They have moved the base though, part in colorado and part in utah correct? they are changing their views and need new facilities and plus the area where they were is starting to see radiation contamination due to soil moving up to the surface that they never thought would happen. That correct?
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They have moved the base though, part in colorado and part in utah correct? they are changing their views and need new facilities and plus the area where they were is starting to see radiation contamination due to soil moving up to the surface that they never thought would happen. That correct?

Well I cannot say where but it is logistically close to the other base. What is called area 51 is still active but not for black projects. The new base cannot be seen from any vantage point or public land and is not visible to satellites. The last black project to be active at area 51 was the F-117 stealth fighter. It is to well known and satellites of our enemy constantly monitor it.
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Did the drain neck break, or was it just the drain cock?

If it's just the cock you can get another one from a parts store or Ford. If it's the neck your sool.
It was the drain cock/screw/cap. Only problem is... i dont know how i can get the rest of it out because only half of it broke.
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A pair of long needle nose pliers or a larger set of hemostats will get the piece out
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