For this vehicle, you cannot bleed the engine with radiator cap off. After the recovery tank has been sucked dry, air would be in the system. You need to allow the engine to cool off and recheck the coolant level. Top up if necessary and close radiator cap. Run the engine till thermostat opens and stop engine. Wait for engine to cool down before rechecking the coolant level. Repeat the process till the system does not require topping anymore.
Since the recovery tank and radiator was low on coolant, there should be a leakage somewhere and you need a pressure test to locate the leak and rectify it, otherwise the coolant would be depleting and you would need frequent topping up, which is only going to get worse when the leakage becomes more serious.
Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 7:56 PM