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D5G Where to drain antifreeze with counterweight?

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by D3DaveC, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. D3DaveC

    D3DaveC Well-Known Member

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    I am going to change the thermostat on my 2005 Cat D5G but when I went under the front of it to take off the plate to access the drain I saw that the front weight covers the access plate. My D4G didn't have this weight and it was no problem to drain the antifreeze. Do I have to take off a heater hose on the side of the engine? Might get messy this way. Also when I installed a circulating heater on my D4G I took a plug out of the block near the back on the left side. No problem. On this D5G I noticed there is something attached to this different type of plug and a wire connected to it. I looked in the parts book but could not find this thing. Anyone know what this is? D5G has RKG prefex. Thanks
     
  2. D3DaveC

    D3DaveC Well-Known Member

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    Got it done. Closed the heater hose valve on the left side, took off the heater hose, installed another hose then opened the valve to drain it to a pail.
     
  3. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    I was thinking about this and doesn't the D5G's have a spout at the bottom of the radiator?
     
  4. D3DaveC

    D3DaveC Well-Known Member

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    Yes there is a spout with about 12 inches of hose attached. I was thinking of using a piece of pipe to slide into the end of the hose and to slide another hose onto that and maybe use the oil drain door but since I only needed to drain enough to get under the thermostat I used the heater hose.