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Problem with antifreeze at times bursting out, just installed new tank pressure cap, same problem. There is a sma line running from tank to top of engine, should this be loosened off when adding anti-freeze. Runs good, over 350,000 km on original engine. Any suggestions?

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Change the thermostat next. Look for any collasped hoses as well

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Notice: When adding coolant, it is important that you use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL?"¢ coolant. If coolant other than DEX-COOL?"¢ is added to the system, the engine coolant will require change sooner: at 50 000 km (30,000 miles) or 24 months.






  1. Close the radiator drain cock.


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  4. Fill the surge tank to the base of the filler neck.


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  6. If the coolant level in the surge tank is low, add the proper mix of coolant until the level reaches the full cold line.



  7. Important: After servicing the cooling system, and if the vehicle is equipped with an intermittent low coolant light, an occasional low coolant light may be encountered during some extreme driving maneuvers. This complaint should be eliminated by removing the surge tank cap and adding coolant to a level just at or above the full cold line when the system is cold.



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There is currently no approved method for recycling used DEX-COOL?"¢ coolant into new DEX-COOL?"¢ coolant. DEX-COOL?"¢ coolant can be recycled into new conventional coolant. Consult local listings for coolant recycling facilities in your area.

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