I've been searching around and I find a lot of info on where the engine coolant block drain ports are (I know that part!) and a lot of people saying the best time to drain is with the engine out of the car (also knew that part!). But I've found no information on the best way to drain the engine block coolant without removing the engine and without making a huge mess.
I did an experiment on the passenger side; I put down a drip tray and used a huge oil pan, then tried to use a funnel to direct the fluid into the pan. It was ......... semi successful. If I had used a bigger funnel, it may have worked, but the flow rate was way too high and the coolant just shot out and overflowed my funnel.
For the driver's side, I have no idea. It's just above the cat converter, and I'm pretty sure that's not easy to remove (correct me if I'm wrong). So its either pull the plug and let the fluid spill out all over the cat, or maybe feed a pipe up there and still let fluid spill all over the cat, or ..... ? I don't know, I'd love to hear your innovative solutions
Thanks in advance!