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I have that exact quick disconnect on my Redwood. It's junk. I suspect that it has something to do with the different materials that were used to make the coupler. Unlike metals deteriorate and cause sticking of the quick disconnect components. I would spend the extra coin and purchase a brass quick disconnect.

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I have that exact quick disconnect on my Redwood. It's junk. I suspect that it has something to do with the different materials that were used to make the coupler. Unlike metals deteriorate and cause sticking of the quick disconnect components. I would spend the extra coin and purchase a brass quick disconnect.

 

Is it a standard air fitting? If so, do you know if it's 1/4" or 3/8"?

 

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I used to screw the plug or fitting out and then finger tight the appropriate pipe thread to hose barb fitting with a piece of hose attached and run to the drain pan before removing the radiator cap or otherwise opening the cooling system. you are going to wear a little coolant in the process but it's a lot easier to clean up a little coolant rather than the capacity of the cooling system from under the vehicle. it's also a lot less annoying to not have residual coolant dripping off of everything while you are changing hoses and servicing whatever else and then checking for leaks when you refill the cooling system. In my opinion after 40 years of working on vehicles the only thing worse than wearing and cleaning up coolant is cleaning up or wearing burned up gear lube or trans fluid.

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