Preventing air in cooling system. - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-21-2008, 06:09 PM
BMM BMM is offline
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Not there
Posts: 605
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Preventing air in cooling system.

Hey guys, this isn't related to HotRod, but this is the best place for actual info, so.

My brothers rad blew on his 92 Eagle Talon, not turbocharged. I told him if he gets a rad, Id put it in for him. I just want to make sure I dont trap in the system and cause him more problems.

Someone told me to rill the resevoir tank up, leave the cap off the rad and let it run and bubble up, and keep filling the reso tank until it stops bubbling.


Is this correct?

thanks alot.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-21-2008, 09:28 PM
Mez Mez is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: pa
Posts: 22
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
They fill pretty easy after you do that drive it for a complete drive cycle get it good and warm and check it again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-21-2008, 09:32 PM
j.d.brown.042964's Avatar
406 Caprice:Rust Never Sleeps!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: St.Clair County,Alabama.
Age: 50
Posts: 278
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you've got ramps it might help to try and elevate the nose as much as you can, -so as to try to make radiator and overflow resevoir the highest point in the system for air pocket to migrate to (and hopefully exit).-Jim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-21-2008, 09:39 PM
curtis73's Avatar
Hates: Liver. Loves: Diesel
 
Last wiki edit: How to find cheap parts
Last journal entry: Found an LQ9 today
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Carlisle, PA
Age: 41
Posts: 5,290
Wiki Edits: 16

Thanks: 18
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
The whole point of the reservoir is to eliminate air. It is the highest point. What will happen is the first thing to be pushed into the reservoir as it heats up is the air. The air bubbles to the top so when it cools down it sucks coolant back in.

Fill it to the "Hot" line when you initially fill it. Drive it, get it good and hot, and my guess is that you will notice that the reservoir is a little lower. Refill it to the hot line and you should be done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S10 Air conditioner upgrade Stonebrier 2 General Rodding Tech 27 08-09-2009 06:57 PM
wiki update: Bulletproof cooling system Jon Engine 0 06-12-2008 04:05 PM
Cooling System Flush 73oldsman Engine 2 02-13-2006 08:31 PM
Cooling System Woes chadzeilenga Engine 10 09-14-2005 01:40 AM
Trans Am Air System Guitarman General Rodding Tech 1 04-26-2003 10:04 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.