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How do i bleed a radiator ?
Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:32 AM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:06 AM
The air will always get stuck in the highest point it can get to, so normally the expansion tank is the place to go. Just remove the lid and run the car for a good 20-30 minutes so it gets nice and hot (hot enough for the thermostat to open/close as well so as to let trapped air out). Keep an eye on the coolant level as it will go down as air comes out and might need topping up. Afterwards, wait until the car is completely cold and check the coolant level again, just to be sure.
As the title says really, i will be changing the Heater Control Valve in my wifes 1.4 2001 fiesta. Im sure there will be some coollant loss and it will need bleeding. Ive trawled the net and cant find any answers really. Are there any bleed points ? do i just leave the cap off and run the engine ? Do I just run the engine and let it bleed itself via the expansion tank ? Thanks
Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:53 PM
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:44 PM
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