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 === Bleeding the Coolant System === === Bleeding the Coolant System ===
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 Take the needle nose pliers and use them to open the [[Bleed points| plastic bleed valve]] on the other end of the radiator, when water starts to emerge tighten it back up. Take the needle nose pliers and use them to open the [[Bleed points| plastic bleed valve]] on the other end of the radiator, when water starts to emerge tighten it back up.
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 Now take and allen and unscrew the small bolt on top of the [[Bleed points| thermostat housing]], and tighten it again once water emerges. Now take and allen and unscrew the small bolt on top of the [[Bleed points| thermostat housing]], and tighten it again once water emerges.
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 At the back of the engine there is a [[Bleed points|third valve]] that looks like a tyre valve cap, this should unscrew by hand, again until water emerges. At the back of the engine there is a [[Bleed points|third valve]] that looks like a tyre valve cap, this should unscrew by hand, again until water emerges.
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 Now top up the bottle and start the engine. With the engine running slighly open each valve again in turn to let bubbles of air escape (do not remove the caps as the water will be getting hot), tighten each valve when the bubbles stop. Now top up the bottle and start the engine. With the engine running slighly open each valve again in turn to let bubbles of air escape (do not remove the caps as the water will be getting hot), tighten each valve when the bubbles stop.
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 Illustration:​ Using a 2l pop bottle as a makeshift header tank whilst bleeding the coolant system Illustration:​ Using a 2l pop bottle as a makeshift header tank whilst bleeding the coolant system
  
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