Fordmods Logo

Radiator Air Bleeding 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 13 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:22 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 449

Joined: 15th Apr 2009

Ride: Falcon AU

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

How do you bleed the air out of the cooling system after a radiator flush/clean?

Do you:

(1) Keep the radiator cap ON and then turn on heater to Max (this is what Max Ellery manual says),

Or, do you:

(2) Keep the radiator cap OFF and then turn on heater to Max (this is what some people said)

Which one is the correct way to do it?

 

_________________

What do you call a Hyundai with dual exhausts?

A wheelbarrow.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:29 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 1434

Joined: 14th Jul 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: Falcon EF Gli

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

I was told take the Radiator Cap off but leave it on the hole.

 

_________________

AsIzZy

My Build Thread:
post994940.html#p994940

For Sale Thread 1
forums/viewtopic.php?t=70845&highlight=

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:45 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 756

Joined: 21st Nov 2005

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: 1999 AU futura

Location: griffith
NSW, Australia

mak sure the heater is to hot.fill the radiator till its full.then start the engine and observe the temperature of the engine.let it idle till its at operating temperature and then observe the top and bottom radiator hoses.For it to be at operating temperature both top and bottom radiator hoses should be hot.Also making sure there are no more air bubbles appering in the top of the radiator filler neck.if the fluid in the top of the radiator is hot just put the cap on and your set.

Just over the next couple of days just keep an eye on the coolant level you may need to top it up alittle.

 

_________________

COMING SOON,XD WITH A TURBO...CLEVO STYLE

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:15 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 449

Joined: 15th Apr 2009

Ride: Falcon AU

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

KRUPTD wrote:
mak sure the heater is to hot.fill the radiator till its full.then start the engine and observe the temperature of the engine.let it idle till its at operating temperature and then observe the top and bottom radiator hoses.For it to be at operating temperature both top and bottom radiator hoses should be hot.Also making sure there are no more air bubbles appering in the top of the radiator filler neck.if the fluid in the top of the radiator is hot just put the cap on and your set.

Just over the next couple of days just keep an eye on the coolant level you may need to top it up alittle.


So you're saying leave the radiator cap ON?

The reason I'm asking is because some people say you should leave the cap OFF while bleeding the air

 

_________________

What do you call a Hyundai with dual exhausts?

A wheelbarrow.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 756

Joined: 21st Nov 2005

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: 1999 AU futura

Location: griffith
NSW, Australia

If yo do a search about the cooling system flush,i have left a few posts about the procedue/method to doing a successfull flush and bleed of the cooling system.

Yes you do leave the radiator cap off while bleeding the cooling system,otherwise if you leave the cap on it will not bleed properly.

I will advise you always bleed the cooling system everytime you flush or replace the coolant.Because each time you drain the cooling system then refill it it captures are in the block and radiator,this air in the cooling system can also create rust in the coolant system because air and water are 2 effects which cause rust and cavitation.

I would advise not to listen to people who say they never bleed a cooling system,if you want damage to occur to your engine or cooling system listen to them,if you want the job done right take my advise.

CHeers Bryan

 

_________________

COMING SOON,XD WITH A TURBO...CLEVO STYLE

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:58 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 35

Posts: 1353

Joined: 15th Mar 2007

Gallery: 7 images

Ride: AU XR6

Power: 171 rwkw

Location: thornton
NSW, Australia

falcon1999 wrote:
KRUPTD wrote:
mak sure the heater is to hot.fill the radiator till its full.then start the engine and observe the temperature of the engine.let it idle till its at operating temperature and then observe the top and bottom radiator hoses.For it to be at operating temperature both top and bottom radiator hoses should be hot.Also making sure there are no more air bubbles appering in the top of the radiator filler neck.if the fluid in the top of the radiator is hot just put the cap on and your set.

Just over the next couple of days just keep an eye on the coolant level you may need to top it up alittle.


So you're saying leave the radiator cap ON?

The reason I'm asking is because some people say you should leave the cap OFF while bleeding the air


no he means release the cap 1 "click" so that it's still on but not sealed, stops potentialy hot water from bubbling out.

 

_________________

9/98 AU1 XR6hp-about to retire from the road and be reborn on the race track.
86 ZL mint grandpa spec with premo sound and 150000km
07 TTG 60000km stock as, mods to come.
97 el futura about to be MOCKed

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:16 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 3737

Joined: 22nd May 2006

Ride: BF F6 Tornado - #0077

Location: Bendigo
VIC, Australia

leave the cap on for the expansion, but not down tight as if it has air it will struggle to come out, or build pressure and you wont be able to top it up easy.

heater on, heater off? well, heater on fan to 1. dont worry about it too much, the line at the top of the housing is the bleed back. just dont go trashing it as that will cause an issue, just let it idle for 5-10 and that will be fine

 

_________________

** For Sale ** http://www.fordmods.com/ford-parts-for-sale-f17/assorted-e-series-parts-t124697.html

F6 Tornado 2006 Build

Is it about sex? The engine in my car? Or a cure for cancer?
No?

Then f**k off

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:26 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 6746

Joined: 13th Mar 2006

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: NCII Fairlane

Location: Bathurst
NSW, Australia

hmm either I am doing it wrong or something... I fill the system and then put rad cap on and then take the return line off the top of the thermostat housing and leave until it is a constant stream.

 

_________________

R.I.P Tobias my son.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:40 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 3737

Joined: 22nd May 2006

Ride: BF F6 Tornado - #0077

Location: Bendigo
VIC, Australia

why? that line only returns to the tank? ur only dropping coolent and making a mess other wise

 

_________________

** For Sale ** http://www.fordmods.com/ford-parts-for-sale-f17/assorted-e-series-parts-t124697.html

F6 Tornado 2006 Build

Is it about sex? The engine in my car? Or a cure for cancer?
No?

Then f**k off

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:04 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 6746

Joined: 13th Mar 2006

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: NCII Fairlane

Location: Bathurst
NSW, Australia

fiftyone wrote:
why? that line only returns to the tank? ur only dropping coolent and making a mess other wise


hmm that is what i have been doing for awhile read it in the gregorys for the EA ages ago

 

_________________

R.I.P Tobias my son.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:13 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 3737

Joined: 22nd May 2006

Ride: BF F6 Tornado - #0077

Location: Bendigo
VIC, Australia

did the EA's have the water bottle?

 

_________________

** For Sale ** http://www.fordmods.com/ford-parts-for-sale-f17/assorted-e-series-parts-t124697.html

F6 Tornado 2006 Build

Is it about sex? The engine in my car? Or a cure for cancer?
No?

Then f**k off

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:27 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 1434

Joined: 14th Jul 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: Falcon EF Gli

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

fiftyone wrote:
did the EA's have the water bottle?


My mums EA has it.

 

_________________

AsIzZy

My Build Thread:
post994940.html#p994940

For Sale Thread 1
forums/viewtopic.php?t=70845&highlight=

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Radiator Air Bleeding
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:59 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 3737

Joined: 22nd May 2006

Ride: BF F6 Tornado - #0077

Location: Bendigo
VIC, Australia

in that case i'd be leaving the cap off and the return line on the housing HOWEVER, if it works for me and your methods worked for you, go with what you know

 

_________________

** For Sale ** http://www.fordmods.com/ford-parts-for-sale-f17/assorted-e-series-parts-t124697.html

F6 Tornado 2006 Build

Is it about sex? The engine in my car? Or a cure for cancer?
No?

Then f**k off

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 13 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:25 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names