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214 si on a p reg

can any please explain to me how to refill the coolant in this car ie using the bleed screws is there more than one.
i have found one under the dizzy cap but stilll have an airlock.

an am stuck
 

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found it thanks




Coolant bleed procedure (all vehicles with K8 & K16 series engine):

1. Ensure all hose connections are tight following any engine repair or service coolant drain.

2. Locate the inlet manifold bleed valve and remove bleed hose from valve.
Connect a suitable tube to the valve spout and blow through to ensure valve pin is not sticking.
Remove tube from valve spout, refit bleed hose and secure with clip.

3. Turn heater temperature control to maximum heat position.

4. Remove bleed screw and sealing washer from coolant rail

5. Prepare coolant to required concentration

6. Fill system slowly until a steady flow of coolant is emitted from the bleed point.

7. Refit bleed screw to coolant rail and tighten to 9 Nm.

8. Continue filling system until coolant level reaches the expansion tank neck.


9. Models with A/C; Ensure air conditioning is switched off.

10. With expansion tank cap off, start and run engine at 1500 – 2500 rev/min.
Fill expansion tank as necessary to maintain coolant level just below expansion tank neck.
When coolant starts to rise up expansion tank neck, due to heat expansion, fit expansion tank cap.

11. Continue running engine at 1500 – 2500 rev/min until cooling fan comes on. Then run engine at idle speed until cooling fan stops.

12. Switch off engine and allow to cool for 30 minutes.

13. Check cooling system for leaks.

14. Remove expansion tank cap and, if necessary, top-up coolant to MAX level.

WARNING: Do not remove the filler cap from the coolant expansion tank while the system is hot.

15. Refit expansion tank cap.
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
*******s

have followed the instructions and am still struggling

i have a 214 si on a p reg

tried empting coolant
took off bottom hose emptied all off about two ltrs

refilling slowly with the bleed valve open all it did was pour out i had the heater on an hot but it still wouldnt work please any one help
 

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tried that still not working

sqeeze hoses cap off engine runnig enigne off bleed valve open still getting nowere
 

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From the start

Header tank open

Fill it up .....take out bleed screw 'till water emerges ..
tighten bleed screw ..
then squeeze hoses whilst topping up ...when you cant hear air squashing around ...

start up engine .......with cap still off .....
and carry on squeezing hoses ...........and topping up until thermostat opens...


squeeze and top up for another min.

put cap back on and go for a trip around the block..


stop engine leave cool down ..'till cold ...
check coolant Laval again and top up again if needed.

all the best.mark
 

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ok

will try it again do you think my water pump may have broke or my thermostat not opening thats why i carnt refill my coolant
 
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