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To bleed the coolant system, remove the radiator cap. Install the coolant bucket. Fill the bucket about 1/2 way. Then raise the front of the car as high as if it were on ramps. This way if there is air in the coolant system, the circulation brings it to the highest point. Then turn on the car, and put the heat on speed number 4, recirc mode on, and face mode. You may need to rev the engine to move the coolant around to get the air out. After you have good heat, and little to no bubbles in the coolant bucket. Then the coolant system is properly bleed. You should have good heat when bleed properly. So when you put your hand over the vent and hold it there for 30 seconds, you get a slight burning sensation. That is perfect heat.
If you can't get a coolant bucket you can make one. See image as an example.
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you mean coolant resivore?
OH no I see
do I cut the bottom off the coolant bucket?
To make it fit snug, so it won't leak
You will also need to pinch off the over flow bottle hose
do I keep this bucket filled half way for duration?
You start it half way
and let it go down about 1/4 way
If your over flow bottle is empty, to empty the coolant bucket, just uncrimp the over over flow bottle hose, and it will drain into there.
So you may want to remove and empty the over flow bottle before you start. It makes it easier and less of a mess
I've tried removing it. How is it conected at the bottom?
Oh, the over flow bottle?
I feel silly because I am able to replace the water pump but not remove the over flow.
One 10 mm bolt
Then wiggle and pull
that's it I was afraid i'd break it
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