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Hello!

I have recently changed the coolant (anti freeze).

I wounder how to bleed the hole system, I know there is a

bleed plug on the coolant return pipe.

Has anyone done this before??

regards Niclas

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Hello!

I have recently changed the coolant (anti freeze).

I wounder how to bleed the hole system, I know there is a

bleed plug on the coolant return pipe.

Has anyone done this before??

regards Niclas

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There's two.

First is in the left front wheelwell, second is at the main piping at the front of the engine.


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Hello again and thanks for the reply!

But I still wounder how to do it, for exampel.

1. Should I first run the engine hot, then bleed?

2. When I bleed should I remove the plug or just loosen it a bit?

3. Should the cap on the header tank be removed during this operation?

4. Which bleedplug should I use both or just the one on the return coolant pipe?

Regards Niclas

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Hello again and thanks for the reply!

But I still wounder how to do it, for exampel.

1. Should I first run the engine hot, then bleed?

2. When I bleed should I remove the plug or just loosen it a bit?

3. Should the cap on the header tank be removed during this operation?

4. Which bleedplug should I use both or just the one on the return coolant pipe?

Regards Niclas

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The engine will need to be hot to complete the process, but you can start while it is warming up. The header tank cap should be off, as you will need to add coolant as you proceed.

Start the engine, remove the front wheelwell bleed plug, and replace when only coolant flows out, no air.

Once this is done, bleed from the engine bay coolant pipe. Be very careful not to drop the screw (you will need to remove it) or burn yourself. You may need to rev the engine up periodically to 'burp' it.


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Hi

I didn't think there was a bleed in the wheelwell on a V8? Just the one on the water pipe at the front of the engine!?

Cheers Andy

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There is, on the radiator itself. Access is through the left side wheelwell.


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it doesn't hurt to lift the rear of the car a little bit. and remember to fill the passenger side wheel well tank because it will draw from there.

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