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I can't get the air out of my coolant system.

I have been having problems with my coolant system on my 99 new beetle. System won't burp. I did the drill a hole in the thermostat trick. It worked before when I replaced the water pump last year, but it is not working this time. The engine is a 2.0.

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Try running the car with the cap off( idle the car, not drive it with the cap off!!)
it worked for me when i flushed the coolant of my car every time- mine is a 90 corolla.
clarification: why do you say you have a coolant problem? does it heat up too much or cool down too much? boil over when parked?
you should change the coolant every 15000 miles or when the service manual tells you. flushing the system and replacing the collant with DISTILLED water. do not use tap water if your water is hard(too much lime(calcium) on it.distilled water is cheap at the supermarket and it does not have minerals that can deposit on the walls of the cooling system.

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You need to jack the back end of the car up as high as possible in order to eliminate the air pocket in the block.

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Raise the car so the radiator is above the engine with a floor jack, haved used that method for years.run the engine until it reaches about 2/3 up the guage or so then shut it off, make sure the coolant surge tank is full before you start

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