yes the RAD cap
car has 3 diff, engines. so. can;t be specific.
what year 2008+?
you fill it to get the block full and the Radiator to the top
the side tank , only major function is for the cool down.
during cool down it allows the RAD to **** back coolant, as she cools.
it also prevents green AF on the pavement as engine gets hot.
that second part is for pollution rules.
the car has a FSM, manual, in there are rules for your car and you opted engine.
The plumbing on all cars , all engines, very by same.
FWD, RWD, too.
as does some other options. (block eaters?)
if you read service books
it tells you, to burp the engine and rad.
I run the engine for 2 heat cycles, and then when cool
i check that the rad fluid is full to the top of the RAD.
Here is what id do , (assumes thermostat not pulled)
I fill the rad with 50% AF.
i run motor util it starts to expand, if the level drops as i run motor
I add more, then when the AF starts to leak out, I cap it off.
then fill the side tank (expanson tank) 1/2
i watch the tank for 2 days. to get out all air. in the system.
if my dash coolant gauge, shows odd readings, at any time.
say it is not constant rise to 200f , I know I have air in the system.
If true, i use burping techniques,, ASK !
All mech's know about this....
also putting a thermostat in wrong will trap air.
the stat as a bleed hole that MUST be up hill side.
or will trap air.
now I answered for you and 1billion other water cooled engine owners.
Jul 21, 2013 |
Suzuki Cars & Trucks