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Old 11-23-2007, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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7.3 Block coolant drain plugs

I have some pictures of these but wanted to hear it from the members who know the locations. One pic shows one above the starter, accessed from below. Where exactly is the other one and best way to get to it? Thanks.
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Re: 7.3 Block coolant drain plugs

Surf to
http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...PROD&ProdID=42
then scroll down until you see photos of both of those block drain plugs. Yeah, they're louzy photos, so maybe not worth all 1,000 words. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: 7.3 Block coolant drain plugs

If you look under the 7.3 faq section, Gooch has a thread about proper coolant flush. If you scroll to the bottom, there are great pics of everything you need inlcuding the block plugs. I did this two weekends ago and it was easy.
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Re: 7.3 Block coolant drain plugs

One thing I found that did help on putting the passenger side block drain in so many times was to stick a 1/4 to 3/8 drive adapter on that side as you can't see it and it's kinda hard to put that plug back in. This allows you to have something to hold on to spin it in. 3 flushes and Cat ELC and coolant filter installed today with distilled water, took about 3-4 hrs of non rushed work. Thanks to all for the info I get here.
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