Tool for coolant block drain on FJ60?

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Any advice on a tool to crack the block drain bolt to flush the coolant on a 2F? This seems like a pretty good option.

A couple years ago, I did a halfway job with a coolant refresh because I couldn't get that little square 13mm drain bolt loose with a puny box wrench. I picked up a six-point 13mm impact socket, but it doesn't seem to fit the square shaped bolt. Thanks!
 

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Mine is regular hexagonal shape. Maybe someone put in a square one in the past.
 

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Any advice on a tool to crack the block drain bolt to flush the coolant on a 2F? This seems like a pretty good option.

A couple years ago, I did a halfway job with a coolant refresh because I couldn't get that little square 13mm drain bolt loose with a puny box wrench. I picked up a six-point 13mm impact socket, but it doesn't seem to fit the square shaped bolt. Thanks!
Mine is regular hexagonal shape. Maybe someone put in a square one in the past.
Huh. Yeah mine is certainly square.
Original was hex head
8 point sockets work better and less chance of rounding the corners
but not everyone has them
12 point will fit a square plug.


this is the latest and greatest from the NON-USA Far Away in Block Drains Design Feature Updates since the early 1970's


- all u need is a section of
8mm / 5/16" CLEAR Tubing From Home Depot and u WILL Never spill a drop of Scaldding HOT or Freezing Cold Coolant in your

Face or down your arm pits ever again !




- i will not hesitate to say this might be in the top 10 out of 10 of the best vintage toyota land cruiser parts updates i can imagine or highly recommend either

that TOYOTA Genuine Parts put there Golden seal of engineering approval on only recently .......


- the JDM smack is the real mccoy deal ! :cool: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:






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Success! Got a vice grip around it, heated it with a torch, and managed to slip a crowbar between the header pipes which I smacked with a hammer to crack it loose. @ToyotaMatt I picked up that drain plug you suggested and it seems good! I’ll let you know the next time I do a drain…
 

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Small change, but the drain from the 3UR looks very similar with the exception that it has a spout built into it. No tube needed. Just have to use a bushing to account for the fitting size delta.
 

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Success! Got a vice grip around it, heated it with a torch, and managed to slip a crowbar between the header pipes which I smacked with a hammer to crack it loose. @ToyotaMatt I picked up that drain plug you suggested and it seems good! I’ll let you know the next time I do a drain…


3UR BLOCK Drain looks this , and has a ODD spout that will make the use of the WIZ-KID full proof anti-spill in your face / burn your arm pits with scalding coolant ,

the use of the CLEAR tubing approach to draining the block , is simply the use of MODERN materials with a purist oem Toyota mind set approach


the use of a clear tube directly in a bucket , is green theme for out environment too :cool:


any thoughts on witch one is more F / 2F / 3F / 3FE owner operator friendly ?


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