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What is the proper way to fill the engine coolant on a 92 Chev Lumina after you change the thermostat?

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Fill at radiator there are 2 bleeder screws 1 located on thermostat housing and 1 located to left at water pump housing. open when engine is warmed up to bleed air and refill radiater after engine cools.

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