PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Bleeding AIR from cooling system ?

 
Like Tree3Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 22 Sep 2014, 06:32 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 54
Default Bleeding AIR from cooling system ?

I flushed my cooling system. Then refilled it. I had the passenger side front jacked up to help bleed the air from the system. I also tried to bleed the air with the valve.
Since I 've done all of this, I'm getting gurgling into my overflow bottle (when I shut off the engine at normal temp) Before I ever flushed the system , I never had the gurgling EVER.
So it would seem that I still have air in the system. Should I try to bleed it with the engine running ?
Or what am I doing wrong ??
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 22 Sep 2014, 07:08 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 7,309
Default Re: Bleeding AIR from cooling system ?

After you filled it with coolant did you leave the radiator cap off and let the engine run to normal engine temperatures?
NitroPT likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 22 Sep 2014, 07:48 pm
xwing777's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Taylorsville NC
Posts: 1,102
Default Re: Bleeding AIR from cooling system ?

Get one of these funnels, no mess and gets all the air out. I have used this multiple times on all 3 PT's and never an issue: Amazon.com: Lisle 24610 Spill-Free Funnel: Automotive
NitroPT likes this.
__________________
.
2004 Almond GT, autostick - Only car shows, some weekends but with Stage1!
2003 cranberry 5 speed GT - Fishing with a sleeper Stage3 setup!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 22 Sep 2014, 08:06 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 54
Default Re: Bleeding AIR from cooling system ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ptcruisersteve View Post
After you filled it with coolant did you leave the radiator cap off and let the engine run to normal engine temperatures?
Yes I did, I even had the radiator cap side of engine (passenger side) up on a jack to help purge the air running at temp.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 22 Sep 2014, 08:09 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 54
Default Re: Bleeding AIR from cooling system ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by xwing777 View Post
Get one of these funnels, no mess and gets all the air out. I have used this multiple times on all 3 PT's and never an issue: Amazon.com: Lisle 24610 Spill-Free Funnel: Automotive
Well I'm sure that they help, but I'm also sure that other people have purged the air with out that funnel.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 22 Sep 2014, 08:32 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 7,309
Default Re: Bleeding AIR from cooling system ?

After the engine warmed up to normal temperatures did you see the coolant circulating with the radiator cap off?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 22 Sep 2014, 09:31 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 54
Default Re: Bleeding AIR from cooling system ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ptcruisersteve View Post
After the engine warmed up to normal temperatures did you see the coolant circulating with the radiator cap off?
Yes , I could see the flow when the thermostat opened.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 22 Sep 2014, 09:43 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 7,309
Default Re: Bleeding AIR from cooling system ?

What kind of coolant did you put in the radiator and did you mix it with distilled water? Did you put in 50/50?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 22 Sep 2014, 09:46 pm
NitroPT's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: USA kalyfornia
Posts: 15,721
Default Re: Bleeding AIR from cooling system ?

I don't see what year your PT is?
From about mid 03 Chrysler incorporated different casting with the 2.0 and 2.4 heads correcting the steam pocket area that caused normal bleeding an issue. The newer head casting will self bleed after 1-2 complete engine cycles if all other cooling system parts are correctly functioning.

For all PT Cruisers 1.6,2.0 and 2.4 gas engines:
If you want to be physiologically satisfied let physic's do the bleeding for you. Bring the engine to operating temperature than engine park the PT so the the front is at least aprox. 5 degree nose up angle. Carefully remove the radiator cap and leave it off for the night. In the morning check the coolant level and add water only to top off if needed. Replace the radiator cap and complete the process by checking the recovery tank. Add water only if needed and drive your PT and don't worry about it.


Steve and others distilled water is not really necessary.Part of the coolants property is to protect against any minerals in normal water that could form corrosive build up. And I am not sure that the few bacterium that can survive in a auto coolant and if they did I have never herd of them causing any problems?

IMHO the 50/50 recommended mixture was to solve the problem of basic math computations.Many failed math in school and couldn't figure percentages when mixing recommended fluids. So the industry standardized for everyone. LOL In the real word you mix your coolant by the operating environment of the engine which is not always for a 50/50 mix. In most area's other than ambient temperatures in the extreme cold or extreme heat I like 70/30. Water is a better heat controller than coolant. This is also why I personally always recommend to add water only to add or top off the cooling system.
__________________
To view larger pictures simply "click " on the picture!

Dalai Lama
"Share you knowledge. It's the best way to achieve immortality."
ASE MASTER TECHNICIAN

Last edited by NitroPT; 22 Sep 2014 at 10:02 pm.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 22 Sep 2014, 09:59 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 54
Default Re: Bleeding AIR from cooling system ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NitroPT View Post
I don't see what year your PT is?
From about mid 03 Chrysler incorporated different casting with the 2.0 and 2.4 heads correcting the steam pocket area that caused normal bleeding an issue. Th newer head casting will sell bleed after 1-2 complete engine cycles if all other cooling system parts are correctly functioning.

For all PT Cruisers 1.6,2.0 and 2.4 gas engines:
If you want to be physiologically satisfied let physic's do the bleeding for you. Bring the engine to operating temperature than engine park the PT so the the front is at least aprox. 5 degree nose up angle. Carefully remove the radiator cap and leave it off for the night. In the morning check the coolant level and add water only to top off if needed. Replace the radiator cap and complete the process by checking the recovery tank. Add water only if needed and drive your PT and don't worry about it.


Steve and others distilled water is not really necessary.Part of the coolants property is to protect against any minerals in normal water that could form corrosive build up. And I am not sure that the few bacterium that can survive in a auto coolant and if they did I have never herd of them causing any problems?

IMHO the 50/50 recommended mixture was to solve the problem of basic math computations.Many failed math in school and couldn't figure percentages when mixing recommended fluids. So the industry standardized for everyone. LOL In the real word you mix your coolant by the operating environment of the engine which is not always for a 50/50 mix. In most area's other than ambient temperatures in the extreme cold or extreme heat I like 70/30. Water is a better heat controller than coolant. This is also why I personally always recommend to add water only to add or top off the cooling system.
My PT is a 2002 2.4
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bleeding air from cooling system bogaz Tech & Performance Forum 16 13 Apr 2016 06:44 pm
Cooling system flush rustytoolss General PT Cruiser Discussions 3 15 Sep 2014 11:18 am
04 Turbo Cooling System ?? crpmail1 Welcome New PT Cruiser Members 2 25 Jun 2014 05:44 pm
Help with cooling system!! Osufan64 Tech & Performance Forum 3 29 Oct 2013 01:09 pm
cooling system ? cllwyrc Tech & Performance Forum 6 25 Apr 2010 10:35 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors