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I noticed that my jeep was running hot, real hot, and I checked the engine bay and found
my problem. When I took the radiator out and had it fixed I did not "burp" the system. My
lines to and from the block were sucked nearly closed. I was wondering how you "burp"
the engine, chevy 350. THANX

Lee R. Byrd
 
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There are two ways I know of. Drain the system, and when you refill it put it in really really slow. Or the way my dad does it, is while filling the system squeeze the hoses (especially the bottom-most one). Also I think if you add on the "Prestone flush and fill kit" that may help too (helps air escape when filling).
Hope this helps.
ChaseM.

 

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You can also run the engine with the radiator cap off,the trapped air will escape.Dont drive it,just let it idle!/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif10 minutes should be enough.Hope this helps.

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O.K. I sat outside and squeezed the damn lower and upper radiator hoses for about 10-15 minutes and then drove it to check and see if the temp. gauge was going to give a different reading NOPE!! I ran the thing for about 5 minutes before I left with the radiator cap off. I called the chevy place before I left and they said to remove the heater hoses or to feel if they are both hot. All the hoses are hot and they feel as though they are going to burst they are so tight. Is there some special gauge that I should use to adapt the jeep cluster to my chevy engine. Before I fried the last fuel gauge/temp gauge it would read 1/4 of the way up when it was running normal and 3/8-1/2 of the way up when it was too hot, ie. boiling radiator fluid. I replaced the gauges, and bought a new cluster before I realized I could just buy new gauges, and replaced the plug that ties into the engine to check the temp. I could not get an exact replacement for the temp sending unit so I just used an o-ring electrical connector in its place. I can not figure out how the hell to get this thing cool again. I am about to go out and smack the damn thermostat and see if that helps. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
THANX
P.S. since this is a jeep BBS shouldn't there be some more appropriate moonguys like frustrated, pissed, and down rite ready to set the jeep on fire? I think these would be nice to choose from instead of frown or mad.

Lee R. Byrd
 
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Take the heater hose off of the intake port and fill the rad until coolant comes out.

Gorgeous George
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/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif Lindy.....when Lee answers back, ask him if he drilled a relief hole in that thermostat./wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gifThen SB Chev-Lays is real bad about trappin air if the thermostat ain't drilled good n' proper./wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif

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