Radiator Drain tools

Tiny
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I have a 2001 Olds Intrique, it has 99,000 miles and iit is time to change the anit-freez. Does anyone know of a tool that fits the radiator drain on this car?

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Monday, July 31st, 2006 AT 4:54 PM

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Tiny
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THat is a weird little plug on that one. IT should not be that tight, so maybe you can work it loose with your fingers. It only rotates 90 degrees and the fluid should be flowing.
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Monday, July 31st, 2006 AT 5:47 PM
Tiny
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It is defintatly stuck, I even tried a large screwdriver bit on it, any other ideas?
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Monday, July 31st, 2006 AT 7:08 PM
Tiny
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To be honest, if you break the drain you will be replacing the radiator more than likely. I would suggest removing the lower radiator hose and draining the radiator that way. You can place a water hose in the fill port and flush it as much as you want.
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Monday, July 31st, 2006 AT 7:56 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the adviice, it seems like the safest way to go.
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Monday, July 31st, 2006 AT 8:00 PM

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