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The V8s are easier than V6.
The system will bleed up fairly well, but I like to get a powerade bottle or similar to raise the fill point, allows the air to come out while maintaining high coolant level.
There is a tool available for this purpose.
Heater on max hot, fan speed 1, A/C off.
Monitor engine temp, check heater blows hot air, cap on, overflow tank on full mark.
Let engine cool down overnight, check levels in the morning.
Sorry to hear that.
Wishing you well for 2017.