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Over heaating i think thermastate replaced hose

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Its a posability that it could be the thermostat,its also a good possability that its an air/steam pocket,from being trapped in the motor.so try to bleed all the air out of the system first.on mine i bought a splice connector that lets me fill the system from the smaller hose from the bottle to the thermostat housing works much easier.and you can run it while you fill it with this.you actually can connect a hose garden hose to it or fill it manually.comes in a kit.

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