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Old 11-04-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
 
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Default how do i flush my coolant system to get air out of the system

i was jus wonderin how to get the air pockets out of my coolant system on my singel zc. Any suggestion would help, thanks...
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Default Re: how do i flush my coolant system to get air out of the system (tmurda253)

I use a vac refil tool that connects to airline and puts the system under vac and then you "suck" in the coolant until full, no air pockets Click the image to open in full size.

As far as the traditional ways just search, been covered many times.
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Default Re: how do i flush my coolant system to get air out of the system (tmurda253)

start your car up, turn the heat on defrost, take radiator cap off, on the upper radiator hose follow that to the head there will be a little 12mm nipple open it dont remove it, little bubbles should start to come out when it warms up. add fluid as needed until solid fluid comes out of the nipple. put cap back on close nipple
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Default Re: how do i flush my coolant system to get air out of the system (tmurda253)

you can always top the coolant off, leave the rad cap off and turn the car on and let it idle for about 20 min. then put cap on.
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start your car up, turn the heat on defrost, take radiator cap off, on the upper radiator hose follow that to the head there will be a little 12mm nipple open it dont remove it, little bubbles should start to come out when it warms up. add fluid as needed until solid fluid comes out of the nipple. put cap back on close nipple
Good explanation, its a good idea to let the fans kick on twice correct?

I flushed my system recently and old had one jug of coolant, not enough to completely fill the system. Anyhow I put the cap on and it hasn't given me any problems yet but I am going to add some more coolant tomorrow and burp it using the above method. Click the image to open in full size.
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youll be waiting for ever for the fan to kick on i just did mine today

from start to finsh about 15-20 min fan vever came on lol, and yees my fan works

Ya if you car isnt idle up and down slightly you should be good just topping off the coolant.

If it starts to idle up and down the bleed it Click the image to open in full size.
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Ya if you car isnt idle up and down slightly you should be good just topping off the coolant.

If it starts to idle up and down the bleed it Click the image to open in full size.
Cool, yeah the car is idles perfectly right now so I will just top it off. Thanks for letting me know. Click the image to open in full size.
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Also a good idea to jack the car up from the front, to make it easier for the air bubbles to get out.
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what ?? Click the image to open in full size.
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I put a 3 foot bit of hose o the thermostat nipple and open it with the car running. I run the other end into the radiator overflow and let it run while I check other maintenance items, like timing, etc
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Thats a good idea man does it stream out normal at first or can ya see the bubbles?
Thats a good way to keep nasty anti freeze of the motor for sure Click the image to open in full size.
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Back in my 240 days the trick was to jack your car up from the front, to get the air bubbles out faster/easier.
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It's all bubbles at first, after a few minutes it climbs further up the hose until it starts pouring out the other end.
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Ya should have pm'd me this before geesh i had to clean my motor off lol
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