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Bought my 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L V8 Magnum 360 for $500. 160,000 miles. Didn't run. Sat around for abt 18 months. Huge gamble. 500 bucks is a lot of $ for me. But I rolled the dice. I've been working on her for the past 8 weekends in a row & now she's resurrected in a big way. Did all of the basics first. Battery, spark plugs, wires, distributor & rotor, oil change, trans fluid, flush radiator, fuel system, throttle body, O2 sensors, etc. Now I'm changing the power steering pump, reservoir, pulley & pressure line & return line. Next is the serpentine tensioner. My question is abt flushing the block. Where are the drain valves & I'm not really sure abt the step by step process. She runs great. Engine was coughing & sputtering but now she runs silky smooth. But I still want to flush the block. Previous owner probably NEVER did it. I can tell that my baby was extremely neglected. Any advice on anything else that I should do? Thanks a lot fellow Ram lovers! This truck has made a believer out of me!