Well, I managed to take the radiator cap off. I changed the coolant and bleed the system but my temperature gauge is always going up and down not always constant. I dont know if I have bleed properly. Here is how I did it.
1.) Drain out all coolant in radiator by removing drain plug.
2.) Reinstall plug, and fill with new coolant with bleeder valve slightly open.
3.) Once I have finished pouring all coolant in I closed the bleeder valve. Then fill my coolant reservoir to cold max.
4.) I start the car with radiator cap off, and heat on max.
5.) I wait for car to warm up, then add if need.
6.) I turn car off and install new cap done.
Ok, so basically thats what I have done but I noticed that when I was warming the car up. It took probably 10 min the coolant would drop and rise out of the radiator, and once in a while I would see a big bubble of air shoot out the top of the radiator. I dont know if this is normal or not. During this period I choose to open the bleeder valve again, the coolant level in the radiator dropped and I proceed to add more coolant then I saw that coolant was coming out the valve I closed it. I waited another 1 or 2 min. And didn't see any bubbles coming out or anything so I just shut off engine and put on the raidator cap.
I took it for a drive to school about 5 miles away the next moring and while I am idling the temp rise when I am driving it would go down. Sometime when I am idling the temp would go pass 50% which was normal temp before any overheating happened.
Any suggestion as too what may be wrong? I notice one of my fan is not really really close to the radiator like the other fan.I bought a OEM " STYLE" radiator maybe I have a fitment issue. Its about an less than an inch way from the radiator
Thursday, November 16th, 2006 AT 12:37 AM