RE: [DML] Cooling System Refilling
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RE: [DML] Cooling System Refilling



Bob,

Well as far as a "procedure" goes, all I do is just pour the stuff in and 
run the car, shut it down and bleed the system.  You can attach a long piece 
of hosing to the bleeder screw and slowly bleed the system of air while 
reclaiming the coolant but you need to do it several times after warming the 
car up to make sure you get it all out.

OR

You can install the Special T Auto Automatic Air Bleeder.  I and several 
local owners used it and it was a nice worry free product.

You really don't need the system to bleed ALL the time if it's properly 
sealed but hey, it's an easy install and you just fill the system and after 
running the car for a few minutes top it off to the hot level and put the 
cap back on or add the remaining coolant when the car cools down.  While 
performing the above procedure you can leave the cap off and watch the level 
in the bottle and add as necessary but I would not recommend opening the cap 
when the bottle is hot unless you bleed the air out first and relieve the 
pressure.

Jeff in NC


>From: "Robert J. Wilson" <rjwilson62@xxxxxxxxx>
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>Subject: [DML] Cooling System Refilling
>Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 13:25:17 -0000
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>Last week I re-charged the AC on my DeLorean and took it out for a
>drive.  AC had not been operating for several months.  At a stop, I
>let it idle for about two minutes and noticed that the temperature
>gauge was just above the normal position.  It stayed there as I
>drove another mile and then steam came from the engine compartment,
>fogging the rear window.  I pulled over and shut it off right away.
>The original plastic coolant overflow tank had ruptured down the
>bottom seam and coolant was all over. (The car has 11,000 miles on
>it.)
>
>Anyhow, I got it towed home and have ordered, received, and
>installed a new stainless steel overflow tank.  I also have a
>complete new hose kit but have only partially installed it. (Looks
>like a real job - some are barely reachable!) I plan to test the car
>with only a partial install of the new hoses since I now have
>concerns that the fans are not working properly and I want to check
>that out.
>
>I know from reading this web site that there is a special re-filling
>procedure but could not find it last night in the shop manual.  Is
>it in the shop manual and I'm not finding it?  If so, just tell me
>where.  If it is not in the manual where can I find it?
>
>I'm reading all of the recent posts about "Fanzilla" and
>alternatives.  Any advice here?  I have been told that hearing the
>fans sequence on can easily be heard from the driver's seat,
>specially with the window down.  I don't think I have ever heard
>this.  The fans may never have came on!  (I have the two fuses in
>the blue relay socket in the area behind the passenger seat.)
>
>Anyhow, that is where I am.  Thanks is advance for any help!
>
>Regards,
>
>Bob W.
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