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Old 04-08-2016, 06:15 PM   #1
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After arriving home too early from AZ, I am trying to winterize my 2014 Mirada. I put 7 gal. Of anti-freeze, should be plenty, but the pump won't pick it up, decided to drain the tank and start over but the tank will not drain either. Took the line off the pump should get fluid but none comes out, I am thinking there is an obstruction in the tank or the vent line is clogged where ever that is.I have tried compressed air to no avail, any ideas?
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:23 PM   #2
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After arriving home too early from AZ, I am trying to winterize my 2014 Mirada. I put 7 gal. Of anti-freeze, should be plenty, but the pump won't pick it up, decided to drain the tank and start over but the tank will not drain either. Took the line off the pump should get fluid but none comes out, I am thinking there is an obstruction in the tank or the vent line is clogged where ever that is.I have tried compressed air to no avail, any ideas?
Have you tried compressed air going the reverse direction, up through the drain line? Otherwise a small metal rod or snake up through the drain line might do the trick.

Anyway, you aren't putting the antifreeze in the FW tank, are you? You should be able to pull it in with your pump (using the winterize line/valve if it's there -otherwise it can be added) and pump directly from the antifreeze container into the hot and cold water lines. Don't forget to drain the hot water tank first and put it on bypass so you don't fill it with antifreeze too.
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:44 PM   #3
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Already tried compressed air and a coat hanger, can't get all the way to the tank because of tee's and els. Yes I put the anti- freeze in the FW tank, no room to install the winterizing kit, I did it this way last year with no problems.
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Anti-freeze in the FW tank?, really? Why not just drain it and the lines?
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Anti-freeze in the FW tank?, really? Why not just drain it and the lines?

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Old 04-09-2016, 11:30 PM   #6
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Isn't it Summer there, why not work out the problem first. Anti-freeze is toxic. Unless you poured in some drinkable stuff.
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Isn't it Summer there, why not work out the problem first. Anti-freeze is toxic. Unless you poured in some drinkable stuff.
What is "Drinkable Stuff"? Youroo!!
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RV antifreeze will not kill you. You could drink it but I would not.
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RV antifreeze will not kill you. You could drink it but I would not.
I have never seen it listed on a Menu or drink list at Bars! Youroo!!
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I wouldn't be surprised if a group of kids were mixing it with Red Bull and serving it at a frat party.
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