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Old 07-03-2006, 04:19 AM
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Default How to drain coolant in 01 Prairie 650

It is time to change the coolant in my 2001 Prairie 650 but I can't figure out how to drain the old coolant out. The manuel says to have a dealer do it, but it is expensive. Should I pay to have it done or is it fairly simple? Any help is greatlly appreciated.
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Default How to drain coolant in 01 Prairie 650

If its the same as mine, just pull the bottom hose off, let it drain, then start it for a second or two, and you should be good. Thats what i did.
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Old 07-03-2006, 07:44 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply, and I assume it is the hose that connects to the bottom of the radiator and not the hose that connects to the bottom of the fill tank.
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Default How to drain coolant in 01 Prairie 650

pull the resovoir off and drain it as well.
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the help
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Old 07-04-2006, 11:52 AM
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Default How to drain coolant in 01 Prairie 650

Take the black plastic off by the resovoir. At the bottom of the engine take out drain plug. Remove resovoir and drain antifreeze. It helps to use distilled water when you replace antifreeze. Run engine for 5 or 10 minutes and recheck level of coolant.



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Old 07-06-2006, 05:19 AM
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Default How to drain coolant in 01 Prairie 650

I searched for the drain plug and couldn't find it, but I never thought to look behind the plastic. I'll give it a try and see what happens. Thanks again everyone.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:11 AM
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Default How to drain coolant in 01 Prairie 650

Take off the plastic resovoir, which has the water pump behind it. After locating toe water pump, there is a drain bolt with what should be either a #3 Phillips head and/or size 10 bolt. Either way, un-screw it and watch the coolant drain. After that, put the drain bolt back in, put on the resovoir, add coolant to the resovoir and radiator and let the machine run with the radiator cap OFF. This is to allow air bubbles in the system to rise and disperse. After thats done and overwith, top up the coolant to be inbetween the High and Low mark on the resovoir, attach the radiatir cap and youre good to go.

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Old 07-11-2006, 03:37 AM
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I am hoping to get to it this weekend, I will reply to let everyone know how it went or any problems I run into. This forum is awsome, thanks to everyone.
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Default How to drain coolant in 01 Prairie 650

Are you going to drain it completely, every drop? If so you will have to remove the radiator and the bottom hose to the motor.
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