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Old 10th June 2007
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Default couple trivial questions about replacing a water pump

I've never drained coolant on this car, but I do want to replace my water pump, so I guess I'll need to drain *some* of it. I found the drain plug on the bottom of the radiator not far from the battery and the major grounding point on the front cross-member. When you drain coolant, do you just open the drain plug and let the coolant splash all over the frame?? Or is there a hose you can put on the drain plug to direct it downward and avoid spilling coolant all over the frame?

For water pump replacement, I don't want to drain the whole cooling system, but how much drainage is enough?

Oh, and is it OK to install a Hepu (Germany) water pump instead of "Genuine Saab"? They cost half the money on eEuroparts, so I thought I'd ask about it.

Thanks.

Last edited by deniss; 10th June 2007 at 09:35 PM.
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