I second draining from the lower hose "T" on the passenger side....I broke my drain plug putting it back on...It came off just fine...but torquing plastic is aloooot different than torquing metal. The only thing that saved me was that the thing has a hollow screw body... the 'head' of the petcock twisted off...leaving only the stem...but an allen wrench was still able to fit into the stem and I was still able to screw it back in.I read several times that that petcock can be stuck and if you force it open you can crack it, which would lead to a costly repair. Use the hose junction on the pass side right above the splash shield.
Its one of the 'squeezable' factory hose clamps...you can see the connection in a pic that SHOZ123 posted in this link: http://taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?show...mp;#entry702105What fastens the T hose on? Hose clamp or ????
Can you just take the right side of the plastic shield loose and and reach in to do it?[/b]
The question on my mind is how you (or if you can) replace a broken draincock. It seemed to me that the draincock (the plug) is integral to the radiator. I could only back it out about three turns before it came to a stop. Now with the head snapped off, I can only turn it with an allen wrench and I can't get much purchase on it.If you do break it off you can just pull it out and shove a new one in there.[/b]