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Old 06-23-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Dumb question time, Radiator drain valve

It's always the dumb stuff that holds me up... Last time I had to drain my radiator I could not get the drain valve to open to save my life. I ended up taking off a lower hose.

Is there a trick to opening that little bastard?
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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I usually take the lower hose off till I get a slow stream of fluid flow.
Those pet cocks are a PITA.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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They turn the opposite of a regular nut.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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I found a socket that fits on it perfectly and ratcheted it off ever so gently. I fought it with my fingers upside down for a bit too.
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