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changing coolant on a slope?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by monkeyspank, 11 May 2010.

  1. monkeyspank

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,338

    Location: cambs UK

    My drive is sloped but do you think I'll be OK to change the coolant in my focus on it? I thought if I have the front end down it should be OK? It's not a major slope, sort of equal to jacking the back up with the ford jack.
     
  2. Matt82

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 16,600

    fine. its hardly going to leave a lot in. get a hose a back flush loads of it out too
     
  3. monkeyspank

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,338

    Location: cambs UK

    That will do me :) Thanks mate
     
  4. ci_newman

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,609

    Location: Hook, Hants

    You're better off having the nose of the car pointing up hill, since air will rise to the highest point in liquid..

    [Edit] That depends on the location of your bleed points of course
     
  5. PardonTheWait

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 24,083

    So park it the other way round and jack the back up with your jack!

    My drive's sloped in both directions (front to back and left to right before anyone makes any sarcy comments!) and I just jack one side up a few inches to make it level when I do oil and stuff.