Oops, you’re right, i got the direction of coolant flow reversed, lol. thanks!No issues with coolant spilling over the top of the tranny. I did rinse it off with a slow stream of water after I completed the job.
I guess next time I’ll try the engine block drain ports. I was paranoid I wouldn’t be able to tighten them back up correctly and they would leak. Or that I would break one off and be really screwed.
What is the direction of coolant flow? I would guess engine to top hose to radiator to bottom hose to thermostat back to engine block. That would support the lower hose being cooler than upper hose after a long drive.