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Old 30 May 2011, 09:30 am
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I had a couple of posts regarding an overheating problem that started after I changed the turbo. Big mystery, as it was fine before the change. I pulled out the thermostat, checked the overflow surge tank, and a whole bunch of other crap. Still not finding the problem, I saw a small nipple (like a wheel cylinder bleed nipple) at the base of the thermostat. If there is a bleeder nipple, there must be a reason! There certainly is, as there was an airlock. Cracked the nipple open and there was a lot of air and hissing, and once the coolant started to come out in a steady flow, I locked the nipple, and it's 100% now.
No one who replied mentioned this as a possibility, so here you go!
If it turns out to be your problem, it's a 2 minute fix.
Just thought I would pass that on.
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Old 30 May 2011, 10:02 am
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Sorry for not reading your previous posts....yes somethings you get air trapped in the cooling system making it to overheat.
This is what I usually do when I need to replace the coolant: I fill the radiator, start the car with the radiator cap off and let it warm up until the thermostat open and the coolant starts flowing....then I keep adding coolant until it full ....replace cap and I'm done
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Old 30 May 2011, 10:40 am
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If all else fails, read the manual.
The Chrysler shop manual and the Haynes book tell one to use that nipple bleeder when draining and refilling the cooling system.

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I had a couple of posts regarding an overheating problem that started after I changed the turbo. Big mystery, as it was fine before the change. I pulled out the thermostat, checked the overflow surge tank, and a whole bunch of other crap. Still not finding the problem, I saw a small nipple (like a wheel cylinder bleed nipple) at the base of the thermostat. If there is a bleeder nipple, there must be a reason! There certainly is, as there was an airlock. Cracked the nipple open and there was a lot of air and hissing, and once the coolant started to come out in a steady flow, I locked the nipple, and it's 100% now.
No one who replied mentioned this as a possibility, so here you go!
If it turns out to be your problem, it's a 2 minute fix.
Just thought I would pass that on.
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Old 30 May 2011, 10:52 am
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Sorry for not reading your previous posts....yes somethings you get air trapped in the cooling system making it to overheat.
This is what I usually do when I need to replace the coolant: I fill the radiator, start the car with the radiator cap off and let it warm up until the thermostat open and the coolant starts flowing....then I keep adding coolant until it full ....replace cap and I'm done

Yep it's messy but as always worked for me and seems to get all the air out.
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Old 30 May 2011, 11:38 am
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A Manual would be a wonderful thing to have handy. Try getting one in Guatemala
Not everyone of the forum members have one, I am sure, so for those who don't, I am just trying to help out with a quick check prior to wasting a lot of time and money, when this may do the job.....
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Old 30 May 2011, 12:18 pm
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Well FYI .... you can always get the manual online and .....how are we going to know you are in Guatemala if you don't fill out your personal info
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Old 30 May 2011, 01:07 pm
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Or you can ue one of these Lisle Funnel #24610 to burp and no mess:
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Old 30 May 2011, 01:25 pm
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Love it!!!! I want one....my birthday is July 23
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Old 30 May 2011, 01:35 pm
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Love it!!!! I want one....my birthday is July 23
forget xtrmdc2 birthday--mine's in oct
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Old 30 May 2011, 01:46 pm
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I will dig mine out and get the exact part number if you want. I know its a little pricey, but it works great and well worth it.
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