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Refilling and bleeding cooling system

Will need to refill and bleed cooling system after replacing the water pump

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Refill not bleed

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  2. Drain the cooling system.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
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  4. Clean the gasket sealing surfaces, being careful not to scratch the aluminum surfaces.

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    Fig. Water pump bolt locations, make sure to note the position of the longer bolt
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