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Audi_A4_
05-09-2011, 07:27 PM
I am needing to find the drain plug on the radiator. and can not Not sure if it is playing hide and seek or if I am just blind or dumb or both is the right answer lol so if someone could point me in the right direction that would be nice. i am needing to change the t-stat and want to drain some of the coolant out and put some freshin. From what i have read it is on the driverside bottum of course and it is red but I cant find it. Do i need to take off the damn bumper or something Help please car is 2001 a4 1.8tq thanks.

Audi_A4_
05-09-2011, 07:31 PM
I went to google image and found some pics looks like it is in the front of radiator?????? if this is so how do i get to it?

Audi_A4_
05-09-2011, 07:33 PM
I was also wondering since I am going to be just doing t-stat do I even need to drain the coolant or does it make a hell of a mess? what do you all do?

Haenszel20v
05-09-2011, 07:35 PM
front of radiator on drivers side. Through teh bumper grill. Big phillips head.

Audi_A4_
05-09-2011, 07:44 PM
front of radiator on drivers side. Through teh bumper grill. Big phillips head.

this might sound crazy but when you say bumper grill you mean right there where the air is diverted to the IC? correct?

AudiForeman
05-09-2011, 07:48 PM
take the bumper off first, its makes things way easier, for me anyways. bumper comes off in 3 minutes and then just as the other post said, driver side down at the bottom of the radiator, phillips driver. i founds that dropping the lower hose works better and faster, but i had to replace my radiator. best of luck, you should look into getting a repair book/ bently.

Audi_A4_
05-09-2011, 07:54 PM
take the bumper off first, its makes things way easier, for me anyways. bumper comes off in 3 minutes and then just as the other post said, driver side down at the bottom of the radiator, phillips driver. i founds that dropping the lower hose works better and faster, but i had to replace my radiator. best of luck, you should look into getting a repair book/ bently.

Ya I want one but cant spend $100+ish for one right now. Guess I will do a little research on how the bumper comes off I have only had the car for about 3months so I am learning all of its ins and outs. much different car than my last few cars but thanks. if you want to take the time to tell me where I can find a good DIY for bumper removal then that would be much appreciated thanks....on to the search button I go.

Audi_A4_
05-09-2011, 07:55 PM
nevermind found the DIY right off the bat thanks


Crap that is B8 and B7 not b5 a4 lol

AudiForeman
05-09-2011, 08:04 PM
remove the grill inserts on the left and right side of the bumper, look up and the bolts will be right there, cant remember this size off the top of my head. and then carefully lift up on the sides of the bumper in the wheel well, should fall rihght out. two people is best so you dont drop it and scratch the paint.

murdered APR a4
05-09-2011, 08:04 PM
LMAO audi i feel like you are crying for help and are the only one responding haha

Audi_A4_
05-09-2011, 08:12 PM
LMAO audi i feel like you are crying for help and are the only one responding haha

Kind of felt like it lol but I will get it the things that seem like they should be easy to fix are always the hardest or at least most aggravating the first time around lol

murdered APR a4
05-09-2011, 08:13 PM
lol im bout to tackle my timing belt......should be fun!!! lol

Audi_A4_
05-09-2011, 08:16 PM
lol im bout to tackle my timing belt......should be fun!!! lol

I am going to do mine come winter I hope

dcampana
05-09-2011, 08:55 PM
Audidiy.com

Mark it save it live by it...

Audi_A4_
05-09-2011, 09:11 PM
Audidiy.com

Mark it save it live by it...

Thanks

dcampana
05-09-2011, 09:32 PM
You bet man. Its got alot of the diys you will need.

Audi_A4_
05-09-2011, 09:39 PM
You bet man. Its got alot of the diys you will need.

Ya I was looking at them all just now like it alot makes things easier when you know what you are doing

Audi_A4_
05-09-2011, 09:57 PM
one last thing do i need to mix my coolant with water when I add the new coolant? every where I have read says that it will need mixed got the coolant from ECS when I bought a bunch of other stuff

dcampana
05-10-2011, 07:07 AM
Yea 50/50 with distilled water....

Audi_A4_
05-10-2011, 08:39 AM
Yea 50/50 with distilled water....

awesome not a problem have a whole house distiller with 8gal reserve