You are probably right, I find that TSB's typically lie and that a non engineer that only works on his own car and helps a friend out probably has more inside information about design changes.... You wanted proof cause this guy had some hack work on his car and I was a liar so I proved it now you are just still trying to be right, let it go.This necessity to redesign comes from "technicians" who "over-torque" the drain cock in the first place. Just like the sticker on a hair dryer that says NOT to use it in the shower. It's not a case of a design flaw, it's a case of enough people not using common sense so the engineers had to try and make it dummy proof. I see that OFTEN in a lot of different field. Looks like that became evident here.
Or maybe you are telling a fib? Because it is NOT possible to pull the water pump after draining only the radiator and not having a mess on the floor. Even if you run the pump (the engine) for a min or 2 there will still be a trickle (mind you much less then if you drain only the radiator).If that is the case, why don't I have that same issue with all the times I've drained my coolant? Maybe I'm doing it right? :huh:
Yep still "NOT NECESSARY" it just prevents you from having a mess on your floor.But like you said, it's not necessary.
Oh your car is a 1997-2004 model, that's pretty sweet how do they value a car that spreads 7 years? Do they give you the value for oldest, newest, or average it out?If you say so, but I ONLY work on one car all the time. That is the 1997-2004 C5 Corvette. I touch no other car. So I have some very intimate time with this puppy and I know her well.
We both know you are wrong already, pics proved it and you admitted that you only work on your own car (kinda limited knowledge). But we can keep arguing and looking like bickering kids cause I find it fun/amusing even if everyone else doesn't....