Did a search, and found this thread. While informative, I still have questions.
Here we go..
The radiator on my '02 has no drain valve. So I took the cap off, removed the lower hose (@ the water pump end) and let the coolant drain.
I reconnected the hose, and tried refilling thru the radiator cap (which is not directly connected to the radiator) with distilled water to flush. I had a heck of time getting any water in! It would take a little, then over flow. So after pis-anting a half a gallon or so of water in, I cranked up the motor, and let it get warm. I left the cap off while running, and it bubbled, and drank a little water during the process. I added to it until it stabalized. Once it got warm, I pulled the lower hose off, and drained again. Water was still a little green, so I just left the lower hose disc. and poured the rest of the water down it until it ran clear. Reconnected the hose.
Now....I havent put the new coolant in yet, becuase I am concerned about the water still in the block. Can you get it all out?
Also. How are you guys going about refilling with new antifreeze? Exactly what is your process to get all the air out of the system? It was such a pain to put the water in, I am thinking there has to be something I am missing!
Thanks for reading, and sorry for the long post....