Is there a plug on the 3.6 block to drain the coolant?

Alacran

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on the 3800 series II you can pull the knock sensor and coolant from the water jacket drains out of block. The pre LS blocks have plugs too. I tried looking similar drain plugs but i cannot find anything on the internet.

If there is a book on the 3.6L engine that would be nice.

TIA
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d2305

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I pulled off the radiator hose on the block.
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Alacran

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yeah i removed the plugs on an engine in the junk yard...the plugs are sealed with thread sealant instead of o-rings. also the plugs are blocked, front by the starter and rear by a harness. It seems that the plugs that are easy to get to are oil block plugs and not coolant. I am just going to have to pull the radiator hose off a couple of time instead of once

The plugs towards the front of the engine are oil.
 

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Why arent you opening the radiator petcock and jacking up the rear of the car to drain additional coolant?
 

Alacran

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also radiator petcocks tend to leak after disturbing the oring seal.
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