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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:44 am 
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i thought them veedubs were aircooled :?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:41 pm 
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Nope, the later ones were waterboxers.

They are an utter pain in the arse to bleed as Jamie says, the radiator is waaay up the front. Top of radiator has a tiny bleed screw that takes ages to bleed out the air.

You raise front end to assist the bleeding but it takes ages with the loss of a small amount of the new coolant.

Jamie.... I am assuming you already know this, but just in case, 8)

http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/Co ... ing_system


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:08 am 
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The wasserboxxer, Velo.
Thanks for the link OCP, I have had a look at that, avid member of the 80-90 forum :wink:
I had forgotten quite what a PITA it is to bleed, need to finish it this morning as it not taking as much water as I expected. While there is obviously still a bit in the system I thought it would have taken more as I had the main pipes disconnected front and back. Mine is deisel so its usually a bit easier than the petrol jobs. I cant drain my engine, only flush it so thats holds a bit. I stop on the steepest hill near home and bleed the bleed screw to finish off :wink:

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:25 pm 
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What you say about it not taking as much water as expected is what I thought too when I refilled system. Did the process as directed in 80-90 forum, but even days later I could hear air as it circulated through the radiator when engine was first started. It went away eventually, with a top up of neat anti-freeze.
Unlike the reason/cause for having to do it in the first place. The whole cooling system froze solid during the really cold winter about 3 years ago.
Couldn't understand why until my wife informed me that whenever the system was low she'd topped it up with plain water. :shock: :roll: Whit?????
Anyway she was lucky that when it thawed I was able to drain system, refilled it with water to check for leaks, with just a small weep from radiator. Drained, added Radweld, refilled, bled and all weeps OK.
She won't be adding neat water again that's for sure. She's been telt.


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old_coyote_pedaller wrote:
She's been telt.


Yeah your the man 8) :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:24 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
old_coyote_pedaller wrote:
She's been telt.


Yeah your the man 8) :wink:


Aye but, ye can tell a woman but ye cannae tell her much. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:50 pm 
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Wow thats really deep :shock:

You could be a philosopher :shock:


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Me? Deep? I'm shallower than a spoonful of soup.


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:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Thats insane, Volvo T5 motor i take it ?


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