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im having a lil trouble did it once before i guess i was just lucky any tips would be helpfull thanks
 

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Re: (VWn00b)

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Take the cap off the coolant bottle.
Take the revs up to about 2000-3000rpm.
Wait until you start seeing the coolant level drop. Once its done falling, fill it up, and your done.

not exactly
it takes a few cycles
in my experience, trying to rev it and wait till the coolant level drops
only makes coolant bubble and spill out and its more work than its worth.
IMO revving is unnessesary.
heres what I do:
1. fill it up almost all the way
2. start it up
3. wait till it gets warm
4. shut it off
5. wait until it cools off
6. take off cap and fill
7. repeat until it doesnt need any more coolant
even after it has cooled down.
even still, check it after you drive it the first few times.
its finicky but once its all worked out you're good.



Modified by Mace_Windu at 8:56 PM 1-15-2008
 

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Re: (LowNotSlow)

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and massage the hoses

I don't think seducing cheap hookers before you have sex with them qualifies as part of the OP's answer, but it sure is fun

Quote, originally posted by Mace_Windu »
not exactly
it takes a few cycles
IMO revving is unnessesary.

Well, revving may not be absolutely needed, but it gets the job done. Every single tech here at work (VW dealership) does those exact same steps. Its mainly meant to cut down repair time, but it works just fine.


Modified by VWn00b at 8:58 PM 1-15-2008
 

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i have been getting it hot and letting it cool down put i have filled up the tank like 4 times and now it's not taking any more in and massage the hoses and nothinand i still havee no heat
 

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Re: (Mace_Windu)

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IMO revving is unnessesary.

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Anytime I do any type of work on the cooling system on both my mk2 and my mk3, I fill up the expansion tank, leave the lid off and let the car idle until it warms up(heater on high). While its warming up I massage the upper rad hose.

I've used this method several times and have never had an air pocket. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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