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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 07:41 PM
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ok and the hose does it have to be poly?

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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 07:43 PM
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I didn't attach the hose to the engine. I got a long enough piece to go across the fender and into the bottle. I keep it in the garage. That way, the hose can be anything.

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so you cant actually leave hose on? you only put hose on when its time to bleed right?

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Either way is fine, leave it on take it off doesnt matter.
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so you cant actually leave hose on? you only put hose on when its time to bleed right?
You really shouldn't have to be doing this so often that you need to leave the hose on.

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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 02:57 PM
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Very nice, I'm going to be doing flush and fill. I will be doing that MOD. Thanks 96SSbbb

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I accidentally snapped my bleeder valve off today and did this mod as a fix. Works great, thanks!


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Here's my take on the 94 B-Car Field Service Manual's Draining & Refilling Procedure:

3. Open the coolant drain valve/petcock at the bottom of the driver-side radiator end tank.
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Loosen and eventually disconnect the radiator outlet hose at the bottom of the passenger-side of the radiator.
One thing I would like to add here is when you drain the old coolant prior to a flush do NOT repeat do NOT looSSen the plastic petcock as they are known to like to break on the first loosen and never seal properly ever again.

Just do the lower rad hose method.

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Considering CRSSDMS's wise advice, I've made some important corrections to:
The 94 B-Car Field Service Manual's Draining & Refilling Procedure:

DRAIN
1. If car is hot, loosen coolant recovery reservoir cap VERY SLOWLY until a slight hiss is heard. When hissing stops, continue loosening cap VERY SLOWLY until a slight hiss is heard again. Repeat until cap is removed.

2. If car is cold, just remove the coolant recovery reservoir cap.

3. Loosen and eventually disconnect the radiator outlet hose at the bottom of the passenger-side of the radiator.

4. Do something to protect the Opti-Spark from the coolant about to issue forth from the air bleeder valve.

5. Open bleeder.

6. Remove both knock sensors on both side of the engine block.

7. Allow system to drain completely.

REFILL
8. Re-tighten radiator outlet hose.

9. Install knock sensors.

10. SLOWLY fill cooling system through the coolant recovery reservoir, just past the top of the 'FULL COLD' mark.

11. Close bleeder when bubbles disappear, and only coolant is visible.

12. Run engine till thermostat opens.

13. Reopen bleeder.

14. See Step #11.

15. Reinstall coolant recovery reservoir cap.

[16. Experience has shown that steps #11 thru #15 may bear repeating, depending on how thoroughly the system was bled.]

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Quick question... Is the engine on the whole time? Just making sure it is BC I feel like I bled it right but engine was on the whole time
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