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Radiator drain Plug

supernatural400

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410
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massachusetts
Corvette
1993 SuperNatural 400 #5 /99 LS1 Z28 N2O equipped
Trying to find out which side the Radiator drain plug is on, have not jacked the car up to get a good look and I can't see anything by looking down through the top. also does the shroud have to come off to drain the radiator
 

Ken

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Jan 30, 2001
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Location
Hermosa Beach, CA
Corvette
1987 Z51 Silver Coupe
My '87 had it on the lower right (passenger) side of the radiator and you did not have to remove anything to drain it. (Not that I can remember did you have to, but you know how old age can be "CRS" - or do you? :L)

The reason I say "did" is because I just switched to a Be Cool aluminum radiator.
 

Paul G

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Aug 27, 2001
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200
Location
Griffith, IN, USA
Corvette
96 CE LT4 Convertible
It's on the passenger side on the bottom. You have to stick your fingers or a pair of pliers through the hole to reach it. The hole faces the engine if I remember correctly. The plug is plastic and it is not necessary to completely remove it. It is made to back out of the hole and let coolant flow out. You can pull it completely out if you want to. At least that's how it is on an L98 car. An LT1 reverse flow system may be a little different.

Hope that helps.
 

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Mar 20, 2002
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161
Location
Las Vegas, Nv
Corvette
1986 Convertible Dark Red Metallic
It is on the passenger side and made of plastic. The housing snaps into the radiator housing. I now carry a spare as the shaft on mine broke and almost left me stranded at the SLC airport 90 miles from home two years ago. A cab ride to Checker's Auto parts got me a new plug for under $5. I now carry a spare in my 'spares' kit that I keep in the car. :beer
 

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