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Replacing antifreeze I drained the cooling system on my Ford E350 (1993) and took out abt 8 gallons of liquid. When I fill the system I cannot get more than abt 4 to 5 gallons into the engine. I presume an airlock but cannot find a way to get the air out and more antifreeze in. Is there an air valve somewhere on this engine? Tks mb

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Jack the front of the vehicle up about one foot and put the heater control on "hot" and "heater floor"It sounds as though the thermostat has not opened yet. if it takes more than ten minutes to open, replace the thermostat point toward the sky. Just a general rule when changing a thermostat the pointed side always points up.

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