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Heater not blowing hot air

New and hotter thermostat flushed cooling system

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I suspect you have aur trapped in the engine. you need to purge the trapped air. leave radiator cap loose, park engine uphill on ramps to try and get radiator opening higher than top of engine.
fill radiator and coolant reservoir. start engine, warm up and wait for air to purge. may take a few attempts. be careful with hot coolant.

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