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how do i burp air out of the cooling system?

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Old 02-07-2007, 10:56 AM   #1
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how do i burp air out of the cooling system?

im about to change the t-stat and radiator hoses, i just read that hafter u do that you gotta burp the air out of the system, how do i do that? i read that u just let it get warm then refill it then put that cap back on, does that mean u let it get warm without the cap on? maybe im just reading it wrong but thats what it sounds like, thanks for the help




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Old 02-07-2007, 11:38 AM   #2
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Yes, without the red cap

Fill it up. Leae the cp off. Run the engine until the t-stat opens. You can tell when it does by the flow back into the rad. will be warm. Let run like that for a minute or so. then add water (not ice water ) until full. Let it run a little bit until you're sure it is going to saty at level. Then put rad cap back on. Be sure to refill your overflow also.

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Old 02-07-2007, 11:58 AM   #3
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ok thanks, got the old drained out and omg is it dirty, i gtg to wallyworld and buy some new, but how much does it hold, dumb question sorry but it dont say in the haynes manual and i dont have owners manual. got the new t-stat in, its a bitch getting that metal pipe back on, already dropped a screw into that little place u can get to lol....




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Yeah I found that putting the pipe back on to be the biggest pain in the butt. I believe mine held 4-5 gallons? I don't really remember anyone else know for sure.




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Old 02-07-2007, 03:45 PM   #5
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well its all done now, lower rad hose spring clamp thing self destructed itslef on the rad hose, guess thats y it was leaking, i squeezed it together and it fell apart with some of it still on the hose, i reaplaced all of them with normal clamps lol. ya its not too bad of a job, would have been alot better had it been warmer than 5 freaking degrees lol, has some issues now regaudring some crap i broke LOL should i start a new thread?

link to new thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...81#post1602681

having a problem now, i know its really cold out but after driving about 6-7 miles the engine is still rather cold, temp gauge is a hair below 1/4 and the rad cap is cold... outside temp is like 5degrees with negative windchill, is it sjust not hot yet b/c its so cold? thanks




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