Re: LR 90 V8 Cooling Drain/Refill
"Jay Hendry" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I've a 1985 90 V8 and want to drain, flush and refill the cooling system.
> I had a look at the weekend but couldn't find the right engine block
> buggers at Solihull hid it behind the manifold, so not sure I can properly
> drain it down.
Disconnect the bottom hose from the rad.
> Also as the heater seems higher than the header tank and the
> pipes feed into the top how do you get all the water out of that and it
> flushed through properly?
You should find your garden hose is a similar diameter... it fits nicely on
the heater ,, disconnect the other and hey presto.
> Lastly is it necessary to bleed the system at any pipework anywhere as is
> there a risk of air pockets, particularly with the heater system being
> where it is.
Yes, I have to do this on the 101.... disconect 1 heater hose (which ever is
highest on the system while the engine is running from cool. Once waterr
splutters forth you have bled the system...but remember ... it's a
Landrover... warth is for wusses ;0)