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I have used these kits to flush various cars without a problem. I plan to intall one in my element and change the coolant. I located the heater hoses on the firewall. I need to identify the heater inlet hose to intall the "T". Can someone inform me which is the heater inlet hose as you look at the firewall, top or bottom hose. It is not as obvious as previous cars I have owned. Thanks.
 

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I have used these kits to flush various cars without a problem. I plan to intall one in my element and change the coolant. I located the heater hoses on the firewall. I need to identify the heater inlet hose to intall the "T". Can someone inform me which is the heater inlet hose as you look at the firewall, top or bottom hose. It is not as obvious as previous cars I have owned. Thanks.
Head over here

http://handa-accessories.com/elementmaint.html

Scroll down and buy yourself the shop manual. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, that book will be your best friend. I bought it, and it has saved me hundreds of dollars on projects and such.

Good Luck!
 

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No need for a shop manual when doing a simple coolant change. A step by step can be found in your Owners Manual.

If you stick with Honda's blue Type-2 coolant, you will never have to flush your cooling system. It's pre-mixed, so there is no chance of contamination or corrosion. The stuff is expensive at ~$15 gal, and you will need 2 (change out requires 1.45gal). According to the manual for both regular & severe driving conditions, you don't need to change your coolant out until 120k miles or 10yrs. Then every 60k miles or 5yrs after that.

Here are some links:

Change coolant:
https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/om/E10303/E10303O00225A.pdf

Maintence Schedule:
https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/om/E10303/E10303O00210A.pdf
 

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... According to the manual for both regular & severe driving conditions, you don't need to change your coolant out until 120k miles or 10yrs. Then every 60k miles or 5yrs after that...
A visual and chemical check of the coolant in my 04 showed significant breakdown by 40k miles but, of course, there was a factory coolant problem with some 04s. I would still check it out before every winter if you live in a "severe driving" climate.
 
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