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Radiator coolant Im refilling the radiator . Sticker says" follow proper refilling procedure" . I dont have a manual . What is the proper refilling procedure?

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  • Alextra Jun 08, 2008

    Thanks for your interest in this question . I found out from the former owner that there are 3 bleeder ports on this motor one by the thermostat, one on the front corner of the motor, and one near the return hose.

  • UNS200 Jan 16, 2009

    do i use DEX COOL for a 96 Pontiac transport, or the green stuff?\

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Proper proceedure of coolant is if the radiator requires half water and half coolant or full coolant to fill engine if coolant low mix a bottle of coolant half a bottle and then add water to the other half of container for proper adding back to radiator
ok heres how you properly fill a radiator and fill can in engine compartment
start vehicle when cool
poor in proper fluid till comes up to top
now wait till engine warms up and thermo kicks in this will drop the fluid after about 5 minutes to warm
then fill back till top off not over flow
the engine will pull fluid where needed

dont be scared by head gasket the indicator of a blown head gasket is your oil will look like chocolate milk when you pull the dip stick or do an oil change
if head gasket blown dont drive you will then crack the block tow truck to tech or as do it yourselfer doing the work

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  • Christophe Thompson
    Christophe Thompson Jun 08, 2008

    also you want to make sure of what coolant specified is being used for your vehicle this you find on service sticker in hood compartment everything else is what i decribed sorry had to chase down my son didnt finish my sentence

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I hate to be the one to break it but it make be your head gasket I had the same problem first they thought the thermostat then I was left on the side of a high way in the de4ad of winter

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  • more sugar Jun 08, 2008

    as for youur bleeder valves I tried doing that as well and cause the caar was older 2 out of three broke off but air in the lines will cause it to you could also try a stop leak there are many out there after parking my car buying a bbrand new one a year later I decided to sell I put some kind of stop leak in it it stoped over heating and runs farley well for 10$ you cant go wrong also if it is a gasket you should ber getting white smoke from your tail pipe

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INTERNAL CRACKS
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