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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 19, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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Vintage Air Install-Draining the Old Heater

Vintage Air project is underway, and before I make a mess, figured I'd ask the question. I've got my engine pretty well drained of coolant, the radiator is out, and before I attempt to remove the heater I was wondering if there's a way to pre-drain it? Hoses are still connected to the firewall, could I use low air pressure to push the remaining fluid out. I can put plastic down in the passengers side, but is there a way to minimize the mess?

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Re: Vintage Air Install-Draining the Old Heater

I just blow into the top hose with the lower hose in a bucket.

There's always some left over, it's going to make a mess. Use plastic or a bunch of old newspapers inside to try and catch any spillage.
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I just blow into the top hose with the lower hose in a bucket.

There's always some left over, it's going to make a mess. Use plastic or a bunch of old newspapers inside to try and catch any spillage.
OK... I get it, there's no way to avoid the mess LOL. Newspapers and plastic drop cloth or HD leaf bag in the passenger compartment floor. But I will blow out the heater into a catch bucket first.

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Re: Vintage Air Install-Draining the Old Heater

Was also wondering if I could either plug those two hose fittings with either a cork lol, or some kind of rubber/vinyl cap... or maybe rig a small "U" hose to connect both ends.

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Was also wondering if I could either plug those two hose fittings with either a cork lol, or some kind of rubber/vinyl cap... or maybe rig a small "U" hose to connect both ends.
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Use a shop vac to suck the water out, Hook it to the lower hose, leave the top hose open
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