Re: [DML] Re: Overheating question
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Re: [DML] Re: Overheating question

Use a perssure tester on your header bottle but don't crank it up to the
full 15 pounds, (that's how I found out what anti-freeze tastes like).  Get
it to about 2-3 pound of pressure.

Climb under the front of your car and VERY carefully remove the small hose
off of the radiator.  Many times have I read about people breaking the
plastic connections on the radiator because they weren't cautious.

My rad is an upgraded brass version, so that isn't a problem with me.

When the fluid streams out in an even flow, it's good.


On 6/2/06, mike p <cambpd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have a question, how do you the air out at the small hose fitting
> on  the top right side of the radiator?  I recently changed my  antifreeze,
> used of the radiator, but was afraid to mess with the small  hose fitting on
> top of the radiator for fear of breaking the connectors.
> David Teitelbaum <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:  How are you bleeding out
> the air? The only proper way I know of is to
> use a pressure tester to pressurize the system and then let the air
> out at the small hose fitting on the top right side of the radiator
> and the bleeder screw on the thermostat housing. If you are trying to
> do it by running the car and heating it up that is very "hit-or-miss".
> A definitive test for a warped head and combustion gases is a
> combustion gas tester. They are not expensive. You can also use the
> coolant presssure tester. If you see the pressure shoot up quickly
> that can be a sign of a blown head gasket too. If you are lucky? you
> may not have warped the heads, only blown a gasket. Before tearing the
> motor apart try bleeding it thourghly.
> David Teitelbaum

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