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OverRover for president!
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Haha actually it just looks like there is a special cap, the thing behind the cap isn't connected to the tank and is for something else. This tank came from Rock Auto and doesn't have a level sensor, but I might look into that sensor now!
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:08 AM
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You got a sweet looking truck no doubt. I believe I had been eye balling this same truck as it was posted on craigslist in the Cincinnati area for awhile. I hope it brings years of joy to you.
 
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Liking this thread. I should have posted something similar when i replaced my hoses and spark plugs. Next time.
 
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You got a sweet looking truck no doubt. I believe I had been eye balling this same truck as it was posted on craigslist in the Cincinnati area for awhile. I hope it brings years of joy to you.
Where are you located at? There were two almost identoiid postings on CL, this one which is missing the front bumper, and another one which was a 5SPD. This car is insanely rust free and runs extremely well but when I post the rear driveshaft DIY, youll see why the PO probably wanted to sell it.
 
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Nice.
I was in Cincinnati, Ohio. Now I am in Toronto, Canada.
I'll start a new thread pertaining to the coolant cap as not hijack your thread.
 

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Old 01-14-2019, 09:28 AM
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Here's a useful tip...

Pulling the bottom radiator hose can make an unholy and hazardous mess. Get 4 feet of 5/8" OD hose and siphon the coolant out of the top of the radiator. That will get you well below the thermostat. If you need to drain the entire system then pull the bottom rad hose.

I use a brass fill plug to avoid the situation you encountered with the plastic version. These trucks are all now officially 'old' and all rubber and plastic is brittle.
 
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How much to siphon out of the rad? What is OD?

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Originally Posted by WaltNYC View Post
Here's a useful tip...

Pulling the bottom radiator hose can make an unholy and hazardous mess. Get 4 feet of 5/8" OD hose and siphon the coolant out of the top of the radiator. That will get you well below the thermostat. If you need to drain the entire system then pull the bottom rad hose.

I use a brass fill plug to avoid the situation you encountered with the plastic version. These trucks are all now officially 'old' and all rubber and plastic is brittle.
That is a great piece of advice for future projects that do not require an entire drain. And yes, to anyone that is removing the original old plastic fill plug, but either a brand new plastic one (less than $5 from the dealership) or get the brass version. The old one is bound to cause a massive headache if you try and put it back on.

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How much to siphon out of the rad? What is OD?

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Not sure the exact amount, but I would think 1 gallon would be plenty. OD=Outside Diameter.
 
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If you are just doing a thermostat, removing one gallon would be plenty.
 

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