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Old 03-09-2006, 12:32 PM
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cooling system bleeding

my 77 240D has a brand new cooling system (rad, thermostat, wp ect) but i think its still running a little hot... i checked the level of the coolant and its fine but when i squeze the hoses it feels like there is nothing in there... air maybe and if so how do i get it out without tearing things apart again
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:36 PM
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I just solved this problem with my 20 feet of heating lines running to the trunk of the car for my veg oil conversion. The thing that worked best was to go for a short drive and really rev the car. That seemed to blow all of the air out of the system. You should make sure that the radiator is full before you try it, and it should be lower when you are finished. Other suggestions I got were to park nose up on a steep hill and run the car, and use a garden hose to fill the lines (in your case the heater core), but the one that seemed to work best was driving at high RPMs for a few minutes.
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:32 PM
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I just solved this problem with my 20 feet of heating lines running to the trunk of the car for my veg oil conversion. The thing that worked best was to go for a short drive and really rev the car. That seemed to blow all of the air out of the system. You should make sure that the radiator is full before you try it, and it should be lower when you are finished. Other suggestions I got were to park nose up on a steep hill and run the car, and use a garden hose to fill the lines (in your case the heater core), but the one that seemed to work best was driving at high RPMs for a few minutes.
ok i drove it around and it fixed the problem... thanks!
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:58 PM
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No problemo. Don't forget to top off the radiator.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:05 PM
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Once I had a little Mitsubishi diesel truck and had to get the nose almost 40 degrees to get the darn air out of it. Looked like it was a missle getting ready to take off.
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