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I'm ***** *****. Is there a bleeder valve in a 2008 Mazda m3

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Hello I'm ***** *****. Is there a bleeder valve in a 2008 Mazda m3 cooling system?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Was having over heating issues and had changed out the thermostat and water pump and still having over heating issues. Gonna change out the temp sensor tomorrow and use blue devil as I'm having power issues now. Though NO white smoke or milky substance in the oil. So I'm hoping I haven't blown a head gasket or engine block.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is anyone still there?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 9 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

lets bleed the system this way,,this is the most effective way that i know

1-remove the radiator/reservoir cap when the engine is cold

2-start the engine and let idle

3-turn the heater on max

4-keep coolant on hand and add it as needed

5-spme coolant may gush out with the air

6-keep doing this until the engine is at operating tempeture and the heater is hot

7-after the coolant settles down and the engine is warm,,install the cap

This may take as long as 20-30 minutes

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 9 months ago.

if it still overheats after doing this,,i would think that the problem is the head gasket

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 9 months ago.

thanks

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 9 months ago.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no bleeder valve is your answer?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 9 months ago.

no bleeder on this one..

thanks