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Getting the air bubbles out

This question relates to me wanting to know how to get the air pockets or bubbles out of my cooling system.

I know how to do this easily on a v6 thunderbird or just about any car with a radiator cap on the radiator but how do you burp the bubbles out of the cooling system on the 4.6 v8 thunderbird? I am completely lost with the whole pressurized overflow bottle it almost makes me want to put in a v6 radiator, overflow bottle and a standard hose on the bottom. Am I making this out to be more than it really is? It just seems like everytime I try it sucks down a bunch of coolant and than 20 seconds later it burps it all right back out onto the pavement.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 05:24 PM
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remove the resevoiur cap, & squeeze the upper and lower radiator hoses by hand. when you sqeeze them that should move the liquid and help the air escape through the open cap. keep doing that till you dont hear bubbles or air popping out anymore.
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and if all else fails use the search button.
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This question relates to me wanting to know how to get the air pockets or bubbles out of my cooling system.

I know how to do this easily on a v6 thunderbird or just about any car with a radiator cap on the radiator but how do you burp the bubbles out of the cooling system on the 4.6 v8 thunderbird? I am completely lost with the whole pressurized overflow bottle it almost makes me want to put in a v6 radiator, overflow bottle and a standard hose on the bottom. Am I making this out to be more than it really is? It just seems like everytime I try it sucks down a bunch of coolant and than 20 seconds later it burps it all right back out onto the pavement.
ive NEVER had it suck it down the spit it back up. what are you doing.

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Well , just open the reservoir when you come home from work each day .
Or turn your car on now , wait for it to warm up and open the reservoir to let air escape up form the engine .

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The book says to remove the heater hose from the rear of the intake manifold, fill until coolant comes out, then re-attach hose and top off. Warm up car, paying close attention to the temp gauge and put the heat on full blast. Let it cool, top off again.

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Thanks for all the tips

fordfanatic, I did use the search button first all I found was stuff for getting the pockets out on a v6.... which I already know how to do.

VicRattlehead, what I did before was take the cap off, start the car, let it suck down the coolant, filled it a bit so it wouldn't suck in air, than it would cycle through the system bubbling air the whole time than the level would rapidly rise and spill over onto the ground, still bubbling out air.

Anyway I'll try all these tips, thanks for the replys
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fordfanatic, I did use the search button first all I found was stuff for getting the pockets out on a v6.... which I already know how to do.
well here it is for us 4.6 guys, i found it by searching.

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.p...coolant+system
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