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#1 (permalink) Old 03-15-2005, 01:55 PM
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Ok, new to this car DIY maintainence. I have discovered that i need to bleed my radiator. How do i do this? When i go to open the presure cap the coolant starts to come out the top. Do i open the bleed valve first then open cap?
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bleed valve, leave open until fluid comes out then plug again. You should do this while the car is COLD.


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yes, do as triggrhaapi says and do this when it is cold, because when it is warm or hot it builds up pressure and can burn you very bad. Also, when it is cold the fluids have settled and will most likely bleedout more intirely.
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Thank you all for your advice i will do this in the morning.
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