Hey thanks everybody, I guess the the most important thing is to bleed the system, I know I had issues with my bemer when I changed the fluid!! I need to dig in and find the bleeder valve, and go from there....
If you haven't already done so..there are also drain plugs at the rear of the cylinder heads. use a 17mm wrench and remove the plugs. Have a look at the pic I posted. You can see the black harness on the left side of the engine were it just passes over the edge of the head. Undernieth that is the drain plug.
leave the drain plugs out when you do the flush with water so all the antfreeze can be removed.
Had to laugh at that one. You're a good guesser, got a face full trying to hold the pan in the right place the first time. Lessons learned the hard way.
RBO: There are three bleeders, one at each side and one in the middle below the center of the rear window. The one in the center is a b_tch to reach, leaning over the engine. I used a 10mm flex socket on 1/4" drive with long extension. Be careful not to overtighten, as the brass screw easily breaks in half, ask me how I found out.
That's why most of my spanners (wrenches to you Yanks) are now of the "stubby" type, they are more than adequate and help those of us who can be heavy handed. Remember that your best tools are your torque wrenches, use them.