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Old 02-04-2002, 22:10   #1 (permalink)
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Air Bleed Valve

Wheres the air bleed valve to get rid of air pockets in your cooling system in an EL six?

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Wheres the air bleed valve to get rid of air pockets in your cooling system in an EL six?

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doesnt anyone know?
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I'm pretty sure they dont have one, the Surge tank is the highest point of the cooling system and theres a nice big hole where the cap goes on there:s6:
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I assume the el is the same as the earlier models with the 2 bleed hoses at the rad and t/stat.I have removed the bleed hoses at these points as you fill the reservoir and fill till the coolant comes out then slip the hoses on.and fill the reservoir to the correct level.At least this way you are sure the engine and rad is full..
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There is an air bleed valve in the thermostat housing above Not below as Im had) the temp sensor although in highline models and sports dash models (Fairmont, Fairlane & LTD) this is repaced by a temp sender unit.

If you are paranoid about air locks. fill the system with the thermostat out to top of thermostat housing (leave top of housing off) replace T stat and housing top and use those air bleed hoses to fill balance of system and then run engine to get normal operating temp with radiator cap off or loose, allow to cool and top up.
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Re: bleeding system

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I assume the el is the same as the earlier models with the 2 bleed hoses at the rad and t/stat.I have removed the bleed hoses at these points as you fill the reservoir and fill till the coolant comes out then slip the hoses on.and fill the reservoir to the correct level.At least this way you are sure the engine and rad is full..
but does having air locks inside the radiator and engine harm the system?

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I assume the el is the same as the earlier models with the 2 bleed hoses at the rad and t/stat.I have removed the bleed hoses at these points as you fill the reservoir and fill till the coolant comes out then slip the hoses on.and fill the reservoir to the correct level.At least this way you are sure the engine and rad is full..
where exactly are they located in those two places and are they screws or bolts etc?

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where exactly are they located in those two places and are they screws or bolts etc?

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oopppsss hoses i mean, do you just remove them?
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For what it's worth, there isn't a bleed valve on the EA 3.9 mpi but there's a procedure described in the manual (which I can't remember) for clearing air on refilling, which I think inolves some running procedure and leaving the filler cap off.
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Thats basically what I did with my XG, except you have ot be careful with the revs, too much and it all comes out the surge tank, guess thats where it gets its name!

Worth doing though, when my gas system was installed the guys didn't do it, and there was an air pocket in the convertor, whihc then froze half way to work, took an hour for help to arrive!!
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