bleeding air out of coolant system
knotnook at traverse.com
Fri May 24 21:02:50 EDT 2002
At 06:31 PM 05/24/2002 -0400, Brett Dikeman wrote:
>At 3:52 PM -0400 5/24/02, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>>1. Set heater control to "warm"
>>2. Fill at the expansion tank until it won't accept more.
>>3. Run engine and continue to replace the coolant in the tank until the
>>level remains constant.
>>4. Install expansion tank cap.
>>5. Continue running engine until cooling fan operates.
>>6. Check coolant level and top up as necessary.
>Okay...did the above, and the coolant level didn't do much...crept up
>slightly, if anything, as the engine fully warmed up.
>Once the fan had run, I replaced the cap and shut the car off.
>No gurgle/bubbling noises...but I bet that if I take it for a drive, it'll
>come back and be a-burblin'.
>IF that happens, what am I looking at? Head gasket failure? It's hard to
>tell, but I guess the exhaust smells a little sweet; the O2 sensor came
>out with white crap all over the half facing the turbo. Tailpipe does not
>have any white residue.
>The car does not really consume much coolant at all(I think); every once
>in a blue moon I happen to peek over and see the tank is a little below
>the min level and top it off; that was, however, with the old cap, which
>was replaced today(and was leaking somewhat.)
Heater core pinhole leak; same for out-of-view plumbing to the heater
core; real gradual leak around the after-run pump's plumbing; leak
associated with the turbo's coolant plumbing; slight leak of water
pump/seal hidden behind front engine cover??????
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