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to make the story short. someone had hit me on the front bumper , pushed in the IC and broke the radiator. dealer doesnt wanna fix bcz the aftermarket IC damaged the radiator. so i finially got one and changed it myself. of corse i lost all the coolant . now im done and i added a gallon of coolant but after leaving the car to idle for 15 minutes or more the tempreture went up and i had to shut it down. i called a friend of mine (a mechanic) he said that i have an air pocket so he told me to let sit for couple hours and take it for a drive and i should be fine. so now im just waiting for the couple hours to pass. im worried if its gonna be fine. what do you guys think????????
 

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its going to take more than a gallon
 

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i added a gallon and a half
 

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bump for the afternoon crew
 

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you should be fine, when you start it again, let it run if it still does it, drain the whole coolant system and replace it...
 

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AERATION

Low coolant level in a cross flow radiator will
equalize in both tanks with engine off. With engine
at running and at operating temperature, the high
pressure inlet tank runs full and the low pressure
outlet tank drops. If this level drops below the top of
the transmission oil cooler, aeration will occur drawing
air into the water pump resulting in the following:
² High reading shown on the temperature gauge.
² Loss of coolant flow through the heater core.
² Corrosion in the cooling system.
² Transmission oil will become hotter.
² Water pump seal may run dry, increasing the
risk of premature seal failure.
² Combustion gas leaks into the coolant can also
cause the above problems.

DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING - COOLING SYSTEM
DEAERATION


Air can only be removed from the system by gathering
under the pressure cap. On the next heat up it
will be pushed past the pressure cap into the coolant
recovery bottle by thermal expansion of the coolant.
It then escapes to the atmosphere in the coolant
recovery bottle and is replaced with coolant on cool
down.
To effectively deaerate the system, multiple thermal
cycles of the system may be required.

NOTE: Deaeration does not occur at engine idle—
higher engine speeds are required. Normal driving
will deaerate cooling system.
 

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thanks guys. i just picked up the car and i went on the highway and drove normally for the first couple miles and then ran it hard for few minutes when i got off the highway the temp rise a littlle then dropped back to normal. and it sat on normal the whole way back home. then when i got home i left it to idle for 6 or 7 minutes and everything was ok . so i guess im good. thnx for the info guys.
 

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ThePrimerSuspect said:
ac no workie anymore either?
what are u talking about bro??????i didnt mention anything about the AC :stab:
 

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the condennser made it. thank GOD
 
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