Replacing '07 focus block heater aka frost plug. Should I drain the coolant/antifreeze 1st?

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Asked by Nov 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM about the 2007 Ford Focus ZX5 SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm replacing the block heater element aka the frost plug in my 2007 focus (2.0L engine). I
think it warms the coolant/antifreeze in the block and i'm expecting some fluid to come out
when I change the part but I'm not sure if I should drain the whole system before or not.
I'm thinking not but if anyone has experience then holler thanks. -JRW

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drain it down some but you well still have a mess coolant is always messy

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