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Old 02-02-2005, 10:09 PM   #21
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If anyone is interested, I just found out from 3800Tech forum.

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The Knock sensors are the block drains. Pull those and all the coolant will come out of the block.
My memory must be getting bad since when I changed the coolant and hoses last fall, I pulled the knock sensors to completely drain the block. However, I forgot that'* how I did it until I saw the above.
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using a shopvac comes to mind. anygood?
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The shop vac idea works.....if you have the heads off and want to clean down deep into the water jackets.

When I rebuilt my last engine, I cleaned out about 4 cups of casting sand inside the passages. It had all settled in one corner. I was amazed at how much was in there.
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