[MR2] MK1 Coolant Problem
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Sat Sep 26 23:53:14 EDT 2009
The radiator cap attaches to a plastic pipe. This plastic pipe has two hoses attached. One hose goes down to the cylinder head. The other hose routes up front to the radiator. It is the pipe that goes up front that I found to have trapped some air when the rear of the car was not elevated.
I doubt that all MK1s will be the same since it depends on this rubber hose routing. My hose is pretty new and was probaby not routed completely correct, slight hump just after the plastic pipe.
That was some but not all of the air trapped in the system.
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 10:18:45 -0700
From: "William Brandt" <wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net>
Subject: [MR2] MK1 Coolant Problem
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Dennis I am trying to figure out where this pipe is.
Someone suggested years ago to drive the car over a speed bump several times - don't think that would have helped in this case
I'll bet changing the coolant in these cars is a pretty much lost art - I remember years ago having a customer (they were all shop owners; we did customer follow up) - he said that when he'd get an mr2 he's just release the bottom radiator hose top drain the whole system.
I'd think that would be a guarantee to get air in the system.
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