Draining block

Tiny
DCHILT
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  • 2008 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID
  • 1.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
When draining I get less than have of coolant system capacity. How will I get a 50/50 mix when water is still in the block?
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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 8:16 PM

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Tiny
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Here is the block drain location for your car.
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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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If I use a uview 570000 antifreeze exchanger. Do I still need to drain the block removing the block plug?
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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 8:39 PM
Tiny
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No, the fluid exchanger is supposed to do just that, exchange the old for the new so whatever is in the cooling system will be removed, even in the block.
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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 9:17 PM
Tiny
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The machine I have uses shop pressure to create a vacuum. But only seems to suck out 40 to 45 percent of total copacity. Then ii switch the shop pressure off and it fills with coolant at the concentration I mix. But I figure there must be water still in the block. What am I doing wrong.
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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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I also have a good vacuum, no leaks, and holds.
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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 9:46 PM
Tiny
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I would just drain the block manually to remove the doubt and start from scratch, some of these fluid exchangers work better than others and I really like doing it old school way and just drain and flush manually, then fill it with 50/50 coolant and distilled water.
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Friday, September 20th, 2019 AT 9:08 AM
Tiny
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Thanks, that helps, machine was a waste.
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Friday, September 20th, 2019 AT 9:56 AM
Tiny
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No problem! I do things the old way, but it's a guarantee that it gets done right.
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Friday, September 20th, 2019 AT 10:00 AM

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