Extreme Terrain
4x4Wire Trail Talk Forums: Jeep, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Pajero, Isuzu, Kia, 4WD, 4x4, SUV, Off-Road and OutdoorWire Forums

Search E-Bay for your parts:
Search Amazon for your parts:

Search

Recent Posts on TrailTalk
wheels to fit 2010 jeep patriot
by lupacexi. 12/13/18 05:37 PM
Montero Sport to Gen I compatibility
by JAVYPRO. 12/11/18 11:16 PM
The engine build continues...
by DRTDEVL. 12/11/18 01:54 PM
Which KYB for Gen 1 V6?
by JARED. 12/11/18 01:49 AM
Old Man Emu Lift Installation
by JARED. 12/11/18 01:49 AM
22re randomly starts then dies . . . repeatedly
by Snowtoy. 12/10/18 10:46 PM
88 Raider KM145 tranny
by Leadville_Larry. 12/10/18 01:23 AM
Support 4x4Wire
New Topics on TrailTalk
wheels to fit 2010 jeep patriot
by lupacexi. 12/13/18 05:37 PM
Old Man Emu Lift Installation
by jimguy11. 12/11/18 01:12 AM
The engine build continues...
by DRTDEVL. 12/09/18 02:47 PM
22re randomly starts then dies . . . repeatedly
by Bevoman. 12/08/18 08:00 PM
Which KYB for Gen 1 V6?
by JARED. 12/08/18 12:07 PM
Tire/Wheel pics
by 99Monterrible. 11/28/18 03:18 AM
4x4 Gallery
99 Monterrible Sport
Scar the Cylon Raider
Mercenary Sergeant: Code Name "Sapphire"
Flex test after suspension mods
Clearance check!
More News on the 'Wire

4x4Voice
4x4Wire
MUIRNet-News
OutdoorWire
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 96 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums37
Topics137,948
Posts1,079,802
Members14,849
Most Online581
Apr 3rd, 2017
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
drain plug? #758437
10/17/06 12:30 AM
10/17/06 12:30 AM
A
Anonymous OP
Unregistered

I searched but couldnt find anything. How do you drain the coolant on my 89 2.6 trooper. I can see the little thing to turn to release the coolant but i dont know where it comes out at. It seems like the front skid plate is in the way. Really cant see stuff that well because of the skid plate. Didnt really want to make a mess and open the bottom hose.

Support our sponsors
Re: drain plug? #758438
10/17/06 01:30 AM
10/17/06 01:30 AM
Z
zKnightWhoSaysNi  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 134
Claremont,/Covina, CA
It will come out the drain plug, just not a nice steady stream. Remove the skid plate, it's just a few bolts. then you can drain without making too much of a mess with a wide drain pan.


'99 Trooper, 912's
'89 Trooper RS, 2.6
Re: drain plug? [Re: zKnightWhoSaysNi] #758439
10/17/06 01:33 AM
10/17/06 01:33 AM
strawmyers  Offline
Isuzu Moderator
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 4,016
Lafayette, IN
If you leave the skid plate on, it comes down in 1000 little streams. Consider yourself warned. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" />


Sean Strawmyer
Back and ready to rock...... crawl.

From Indiana or surrounding states and interested in wheelin'? Check out www.mwior.com

Re: drain plug? [Re: strawmyers] #758440
10/17/06 01:43 AM
10/17/06 01:43 AM
A
Anonymous OP
Unregistered

darn ok, i didnt want to remove the skid plate. But oh well. Thanks guys!

Re: drain plug? #758441
10/17/06 03:50 AM
10/17/06 03:50 AM
litnin  Offline
Rock Warrior
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 898
Dallas, GA
You don't have to take the skid plate off.

Take a piece of cardboard box and cut it about 10-12 inches
long and about 5 inches wide.
Fold it in a U shape and make a channel out of it.
Slide it up under th drain spout and put a pan underneath
that is capable of holding 3 gallons or so.
Use the cardboard channel to direct the anit-freeze over
the skid plate and in to drain pan.

Been doing it this way for a long time.
the


1995 Trooper LS auto 3.2 DOHC /w SOHC intake
1989 Trooper 2.6 auto
1989 I-Mark RS DOHC 1.6
1991 Stylus XS DOHC 1.8
Re: drain plug? [Re: litnin] #758442
10/17/06 04:24 AM
10/17/06 04:24 AM
mlclark  Offline
Isuzu Moderator
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 7,268
Ventura County *****
You guys are waaaaayyyyy over thinking this.

Go to the hardware store. Get some 1/2" or so plastic tubing. 12-24" will do. Crack the valve and put the tubing on. Then open the whole thing up. Nary a drop is spilt. No mess, no soggy cardboard, no coolant in your hair.

Michael

Re: drain plug? [Re: mlclark] #758443
10/17/06 07:54 AM
10/17/06 07:54 AM
A
Anonymous OP
Unregistered

haha allright. Well i did a combo of those things . Thanks guys

Re: drain plug? [Re: mlclark] #758444
10/17/06 12:25 PM
10/17/06 12:25 PM
litnin  Offline
Rock Warrior
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 898
Dallas, GA
Put the tubing on what?

There isn't a drain nippled on these trucks and
on mine, a 1/2" tube wouldn't fit over the ears on the
plastic screw valve. The valve comes out half way and dangles.

I've never spilt a drop or got it in my hair doing it with the cardboard.


1995 Trooper LS auto 3.2 DOHC /w SOHC intake
1989 Trooper 2.6 auto
1989 I-Mark RS DOHC 1.6
1991 Stylus XS DOHC 1.8
Re: drain plug? [Re: litnin] #758445
10/17/06 11:49 PM
10/17/06 11:49 PM
mlclark  Offline
Isuzu Moderator
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 7,268
Ventura County *****
Ooooh, you have one of those petcocks where it is flat with the ears.

On mine, there is a small round extension beyond the ears that is about 1/2" in dia. Hose fits on there nice...

Michael

Re: drain plug? [Re: mlclark] #758446
10/18/06 01:54 AM
10/18/06 01:54 AM
litnin  Offline
Rock Warrior
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 898
Dallas, GA
Cool... Haven't seen the extension on them.

The ears are nice until a few years get on them and they
get brittle.... then break off when you try to remove the plug. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />


1995 Trooper LS auto 3.2 DOHC /w SOHC intake
1989 Trooper 2.6 auto
1989 I-Mark RS DOHC 1.6
1991 Stylus XS DOHC 1.8
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  houlster, jezeric, Jim_Paget, strawmyers 

OutdoorWire Websites

OutdoorWire

OutdoorWire

Portal page for OutdoorWire Access and Landuse Central Read More
4x4Voice

4x4Voice

California off road recreation news and information Read More
MUIRNet News

MUIRNet News

News and information about issues affecting outdoor recreation Read More
4x4Wire

4x4Wire

Off road recreation and 4x4 Technical news and information Read More
TrailTalk

TrailTalk

4x4Wire TrailTalk Forums for a variety of 4x4 tech information Read More

4x4Wire Tech Section

Jeep 4x4 Tech

Jeep 4x4 Tech

Jeep Tech from JeepWire - Mods, Maintenance, Tech and more... Read More
Isuzu 4x4 Tech

Isuzu 4x4 Tech

Isuzu Tech from 4x4Wire - Mods, Maintenance, Tech and more... Read More






4x4Wire Social:

| 4x4Wire on FaceBook | Google+4x4Wire on Google+|


OutdoorWire, 4x4Wire, JeepWire, TrailTalk, MUIRNet-News, and 4x4Voice are all trademarks and publications of OutdoorWire, Inc. and MUIRNet Consulting.
Copyright (c) 1999-2017 OutdoorWire, Inc and MUIRNet Consulting - All Rights Reserved, no part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without express written permission
You may link freely to this site, but no further use is allowed without the express written permission of the owner of this material.
All corporate trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Page Time: 0.013s Queries: 16 (0.005s) Memory: 1.0555 MB (Peak: 1.1932 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-12-14 21:25:35 UTC