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how to bleed coolant system

after you changed the radiator?

help please.

what is the process, pour coolant in the system and then what?
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If its a V8 it should bleed with a few short runs and topping up the coolant. There is a bleed screw on the water pump, but mine stripped and I couldn't slacken it. That's what I did recently and had no problems.
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If its a V8 it should bleed with a few short runs and topping up the coolant. There is a bleed screw on the water pump, but mine stripped and I couldn't slacken it. That's what I did recently and had no problems.
I did that and cracked the other radiator

Should I cut the car off after it reaches a certain temp (what temp???) and then cut it back on because when I was doing it that way the coolant didn't get sucked into the engine, so while waiting the temperature reached 230 and the other radiator blew @ that temperature. $150 down the drain.
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With the car idling in the garage I topped up the coolant as full as I could, then after a few minutes running I shut it off and let it go cold, then did this a few times more before driving the car. Then for a few days I topped up after every journey, when the engine was cold.
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With the car idling in the garage I topped up the coolant as full as I could, then after a few minutes running I shut it off and let it go cold, then did this a few times more before driving the car. Then for a few days I topped up after every journey, when the engine was cold.
ok thanks. Now I have to order another radiator and hope for the best. Im use to driving a honda that had a bleed screw on the thermostat housing
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In can't see how air in the system would burst the radiator, are you sure you didn't get a faulty replacement.
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In can't see how air in the system would burst the radiator, are you sure you didn't get a faulty replacement.
thats what im thinking but yeah the radiator started draining coolant in the middle of the radiator so I think it cracked. Im going to go to autozone and try to get my money back, they might tell me to talk to the manufacture or something. IDK.
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just talked to autozone they said they will order me a replacement....yeesssss
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Park it nose up with the cap off, heater on full hot. Let it idle 'til it's fully warmed up. Keep adding the coolant mix 'til the reservoir is at the mark.
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so once this is done, how much coolent and distilled water do you add? I seen two jugs of coolent and two gallons of distilled water in another post.
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