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Hey guys, sorry it's a dumb q, but I'm reading the FSM here and it just says to bleed the system, but I'm not sure how I'd go about doing that. I don't see any bleeder valves anywhere. Someone please tell me?
 

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Just raise the front of the car and fill the system up. You should be able to get rid of all the air pockets using this method.
 
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MyCarIsSlow said:
Don't post shit!
seriously.



How to Purge Coolant System:

~Remove raiator cap

~Remove Coolant Reservoir Cap.

~Fill Radiator with coolant (keep filling it until it stays full to where you can see it)

~Fill Reservoir to "full cold" line, or halfway between "MIN" and "MAX"

~Start Car

~Blast Heater (heater on high, fan on high)

~Rev Engine to about 2K RPM (by hand so you can watch the coolant level

~Maintain Coolant Levels in Radiator & Reservoir

~Keep revving car off and on until the Temperature Gauge reaches normal operating temperature and you have HOT heat coming out of the vents.

When you have consistent good heat, and the temp gauge reads warm, the air is purged.
If the heater air gets warm and stays there, but doesn't get really hot, button the car up and drive normally, the air will make its way out after a little while of normal driving.
 
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^^^^ :) Thanks for the write-up man. You coulda just said that the car will bleed itself though.

I just remember on my LT1 Trans Am, we had actual bleeder valves that sat at the top of the hoses that we could open to release the air. Anyway, thanks everyone. :)
 
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MarksSupra33 said:
I just remember on my LT1 Trans Am, we had actual bleeder valves that sat at the top of the hoses that we could open to release the air.
I always purge them this way, even if they have bleeders. It works every time.
 

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MarksSupra33 said:
^^^^ :) Thanks for the write-up man. You coulda just said that the car will bleed itself though.

I just remember on my LT1 Trans Am, we had actual bleeder valves that sat at the top of the hoses that we could open to release the air. Anyway, thanks everyone. :)
Mark, never knew you had an lt1. Find that pretty odd. I had one to. Talk about one of the worst setup ignition systems. Fun car otherwise tho.

-Corey
 
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^^^^ Holy shit you aren't even kidding. That ignition system was amazing to get to. I think I paid someone 900 dollars in parts and labor to replace the distributor, wires, coilpack, and plugs. Back when I didn't wrench on my own cars.

Some moron just gave me a negative rep for this thread and didn't leave his name.
 

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Ahh yes, the Optispark was complete garbage in my opinion. Waterpump going out, takes the optispark out with it. Anyway, Cloaks way of doing it is fine. The system will actually bleed itself as you drive it, so just keep a eye on the coolant and top it off after it cools down.
 

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I just let it idle for a little until the thermostat opens then add some coolant. I will watch the temp guage for the next hour or so after while Im driving. I honestly wouldn't worry about it to much. Just make sure your new coolant is mixed properly and not just straight.

-Corey
 
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