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    Draining coolant

    Please can someone tell me where the drain plug is on the mk4, can't see it or feel it under the rad, or do I have to remove the plastic gaurd?

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    To drain coolant:

    1, Unscrew and remoev the cap from the expansion tank.
    2, Remove splash guard from under radiator and engine
    3, Place receptacle under right hand side of radiator, undo drain tap.

    Refilling
    If coolant is being renewed, start with a couple of litres of water, followed by correct amuont of antifreeze.

    1, Close drain tap
    2, fill from expansion tank, slowly until it reaches the Kalt (cold) mark.
    (while filling, occasionally squeeze top & bottom hoses)

    Start engine, let it reach normal operating temp, stop and let it cool down...check for leaks. Then check coolant level; and top up as necessary.

    Job done !

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    ** Take care when removing expansion cap - may be hot, remove slowly **

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    coo, chap, your a star thanks mate.
    Cheers for quick reply

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    Just for reference, the splash gaurd is a nightmare to take off, and you can get away without removing it! The plug is red and it's on the back of the rad, at the bottom, on the drivers side. Use a large posi drive (phillips) screwdriver
    Oh, and make sure your bowl doesn't overflow all over the drive, you upset people when they see it's turned pink.

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