When any repair work are done on the cooling syste, you need to bleed the air out of the system.
Remove radiator cap and check coolant level. Top up if necessary. Start engine and run with heater on and radiator cap off for 5 minutes. When engine is running, monitor radiator coolant level. Top up if it drops. After 5 minutes, stop engine. Wait 1 minute. Top up coolant uif necessary and start engine. Once radiator coolant level stabilises, close radiator cap and run engine till operatng temperature and stop engine.
Allow engine to cool down and remove radiator cap to check coolant levelReplenish if necessary and repeat bleeding process. You might need to bleed the system a few times to get the air out of system.
As to #2, when engine is cold and radiator is opened, is the coolant level full? Is the recovery tank full or empty?
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 AT 10:23 AM