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I replaced my radiator and have a lot of air remaining. is there any easy way to remove the excess air

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You can purchase an "Air Evac" kit for about $140 which will take care of the problem but I think that's kind of high. I have always run the motor with the cap off until the system begins to circulate the coolant. Then I add as needed and reinstall the cap. I've never had an issue with air or overheating that way.

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Leave the car run with the rad cap off untill it cycles the fan at least once maybe twice,then shut it down and put the cap back on in a few minutes.

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