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Old 02-08-2001, 02:41 AM
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Spell Puyallup?

Dakota,

Or more accurately, Lakota, Thank You. I can also spell Tillicum, Stellacoom, Spokane and Yakima! I even lived in two of those! Ah, The aroma of Tacoma! Can you say papermill? I knew that you could! And the Pike Street Market, Wow!

My Dry Martini recipe:

Per Martini:
.75 oz. Martini & Rossi dry Vermouth
5.25 oz. "Three Olives" Vodka
3 spanish Queen olives soaked in Vermouth

Mix Vermouth and Vodka (you may substitute Skyy Vodka)
Place in freezer for at least 1/2 hour (preferably overnight)

Serve in a freezer chilled Martini glass with skewered vermouth marinated olives that have been seriously refrigerated! Enjoy! For extra extra dry Martinis, just whisper the word "vermouth" to the olives before serving, or pass the bottle of M&R over them three times while uttering, Boom Schwatie Ooosh!...

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Old 02-10-2003, 06:58 PM
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Coolant Flush

What's the proper procedure to flush the radiator fluid? I attempted to last week, but I know not all the fluid came out.

Also, do we need to bleed the system, how do we do it?

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Eddie
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Old 05-24-2004, 04:40 PM
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Unhappy Cooling System Flush 93' 300E?

This past weekend I tried to change the coolant in my 300E 3.2L sedan, I followed some of the guidelines on this board, but I believe that I have done sonthing wrong: I'll expalin...
I proceeded to let the car cool down and then I removed the coolant tank cap, then I removed the lower right hand radiator hose and removed the upper left hand radiator hose... I then proceeded to flush the system and then replaced coolant with Zerex G-05 50/50, but realized only aproximately 1 gallon was replaced. Why didn't the whole system drain (2 gallons)? Now I am afraid to move the vehicle because I think air has been trapped in the system....how can I be sure? and how to eliminate it? If any illustrations are possible or coolant change procedures available..they would be highly appreciated.
p.s. I did a search on coolant changes but did not find answers to these questions! Thanks again!
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Old 05-24-2004, 08:30 PM
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Hi pulix,
while I don't know your car, from what you describe it looks like you just drained the radiator. When you say "flush the system" does that mean you put a waterhose in the upper radiator opening and flushed until the water running out at the bottom was clean? That would not really flush the "system" but the radiator and the old coolant would still be in the engine block as the thermostat was closed (cold) and probably didn't allow any water to run out. Thus you replaced radiator volume, not system volume.
To get air out (if any is in), you need to start the engine with the expansion tank open and warm up the engine to operating temp, i.e the thermostat will open and the waterpump will circulate the coolant through the radiator. If water is missing somewhere, the coolant level in the expansion tank will drop and you pour in more (preferably hot) coolant mix as it goes down. Once it stops going down you ought to be ok. Close tank and take it for a ride and watch the temp. and check coolant level again. If you take coolant along, make sure the bottle is closed while you drive...
I don't think you need to be afraid, just watch the temp.
Good luck
Reinhard Kreutzer
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Old 06-14-2004, 03:25 PM
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to follow up on pulix question: so will someone please
point out the proper way of flushing the system. also,
as an option, which hose and where to attach the "prestone" plumbing.

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