Broken radiator petcock
I KNEW I shouldn't have fooled with that stinkin' piece of plastic. I was finally flushing and swapping out the Dexcool and the t-stat in the wife'* '96 SSE. Everything went fine until I had it all done and was clearing the air out of the bleeder. Turning the engine off should have sucked the extra antifreeze out of the expansion tank. But i could hear air being sucked in at the petcock.
At which point, I fooled with loosening and resetting the petcock. The plug part came off in my hand, but it looks like some tip broke off of it.
I don't know what it looks like in one piece. Would it be possible to pull one at the boneyard and have it work? Or would a radiator shop have something that would permanently close it off? That'* fine because i never intend to use that piece of junk again. If I drain the coolant, I'll just unhook the hose.
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