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Spi-nex
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted November 26, 2005 07:10 PM  
Changing thermostat...

When I fill the radiator back up with fluid how do I make sure to get all the air pockets out??

Thanks for your input!

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Jonathon R. Huston
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20crew
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted November 26, 2005 10:09 PM  
Take a heater hose off when you fill the radiator let coolant run out of the hose.
don't fill the radiator clear full[about3/4or just over ] start engine let run till up to temp and thermostat opens .
top off radiator slowly should be good to go.

Spi-nex
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted November 27, 2005 12:03 AM  
I have to replace the bottom hose (its old and cracking). So can I just pull the bottom hose off and let the fluid drain instead of pulling a heater hose?

Thanks

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Jonathon R. Huston
#81 Factory Stock

Spi-nex
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted November 27, 2005 12:18 AM  
MY book says to disconnect the heater outlet hose...now is that the heater outlet hose coming out of the gooseneck or coming out of the heater?

20crew
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted December 06, 2005 06:50 PM  
Johnathon , you can disconnect the heater hose at either place but if you disconnect it at the goose neck you can still trap some air in the block. if you disconnect it at the heater core don't just pull it off split the hose with a knife[about an inch long] to loosen the hose[if you just twist and pullyou can cause the heatercore to leak, some can be a pain to replace] then take it off.
Fill radiator , cut off the split part of the hose and reattach. I also suggest replacing all the hose clamps when you replace the hoses it will save you trouble later

Spi-nex
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted December 06, 2005 09:07 PM  
I already got it all taken care of this past weekend. Everything went A-ok and no air pockets Thanks Guys.

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Jonathon R. Huston
#81 Factory Stock

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