180 seems awful low to me. An oem tstat should give you 195+! Ensure yours is that! As for the bleeding, filling it cold and capping it won't suffice. I would fill it cold, leave it uncapped and run it till the tstat opens, then fill it more and then cap it (this way can be messy though!) They do make a "no-spill" funnel set up that works really well for this operation too! For cheap money! Second, you should be able to observe the flow thru the radiator as its running, you should really see the flow out of the core tubes (if you can see them) or see the flow of coolant across the top! If not, then the radiator my be clogged/corroded. Let us know!
Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 10:51 AM