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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant Flush & Replace Thermostat?

2007 Chevy Cobalt Lt Coupe, 2.2l Auto.

Can someone post how to do a coolant flush, and should it also be drained from the block, can it be drained from the block? And what type of coolant, think it's dexcool but want to be sure, and how much is need?


Oh and a how to of how to replace the thermostat.

Hoping to do this this weekend.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-13-2016, 03:52 AM
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Here's what I had to do when I worked on my water pump this weekend. Let the car cool entirely. Open the resovoir cap. Open the drain plug on the bottom passenger side of the radiator. Let that drain until it stops. Remove the water pump drain plug and let that drain. Once they are done draining, I squeezed the rubber hoses to force the remaining coolant from the system. Swap out your thermostat. Then add in about 6.8qts of fresh coolant. Make sure that you close both the radiator & water pump drain plugs. Crank the car, let it warm to normal operating temp. Then turn it off, let it cool entirely. Then add any additional coolant, if needed. Some coolant might not have all went in due to vapor lock. Hope this helps.

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The coolant type is Dexcool but the newer coolants work with all makes/models and mix with any color coolants. I used Prestone 50/50.

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The thermostat is held on by a few bolts on the drivers side of the block towards the back. It's top facing, so it's easy to get to.
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