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Bleeding Radiator 2.0HDI
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I put a new radiator in, but could only get 4litres of antifreeze into the system
Doesnt it hold 8litres?
So should I be worried?
I bled through the valve on the thermostat housing, and the one in centre of the bulkhead, but couldnt find the Cylinder Block Drain Plug mentioned in the Haynes

Its shown no sign of overheating since, and I dont know if the radiator fan has ever worked
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(24-02-2022, 03:00 PM)richard77 Wrote:  I put a new radiator in, but could only get 4litres of antifreeze into the system
Doesnt it hold 8litres?
So should I be worried?
I bled through the valve on the thermostat housing, and the one in centre of the bulkhead, but couldnt find the Cylinder Block Drain Plug mentioned in the Haynes

Its shown no sign of overheating since, and I dont know if the radiator fan has ever worked

I'm not familiar with the 2.0L, but the best way to bleed the system is a header tank and run until no bubbles are going into the header tank. An upside down bottle (half cut) in the coolant reservoir and with some coolant inside (somewhat in the middle) and making sure that it is a tight fit will ensure the reservoir tank is higher than any other point in the system.
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#3
The cylinder block may not have drained down when first emptied of the old coolant, so may only need the 4 litres added to top it up?   If it warms up OK (including the heater), settles at the normal position on the gauge and doesn't tell you to stop then it's OK.
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(24-02-2022, 05:26 PM)oilyrag Wrote:  The cylinder block may not have drained down when first emptied of the old coolant, so may only need the 4 litres added to top it up?   If it warms up OK (including the heater), settles at the normal position on the gauge and doesn't tell you to stop then it's OK.

 thats good then.
I know the stop light works cos it I saw plenty of it with the old radiator
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If the heater works, I think you're probably fine as you've bled the air via the thermostat.
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