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Old 12-19-2009, 12:41 PM
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Well, I'm getting ready to head out in the snow to do this, but I had one more question... (If it doesn't get answered, I could probably sift through the owner's manual to try to find it) But, what kind of coolant capacity does the entire cooling system have since I have to drain everything out. Also, is there a product or something that I should look into for flushing the radiator and hoses out while I'm doing all of this?
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Not sure of the quantity Mike . Should be in your owners manual . I haven't received my shop manual for these years yet . Shouldn't need to flush it , if your draining it out and doing a fresh fill . I would recommend when you do your 50-50 mix to do it with distilled water . It's pure water no minerals in it . No minerals , lot less chance of having deposits in your cooling system .
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i dont know the capacity either but that probably wont matter as your not going to get ALL the coolant out when you pull the lower hose so it require the total cooling system capacity to fill it isnt going to happen. im sure remeson will chime in with the answer , he knows everything.. and i mean that in a totally 100% totally non sarcastic way.
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Thanks guys. From what I could find on the interwebs, the capacity is a little over 4 gallons, but I realized that I won't be draining the entire system, so I just picked up 2 gallons. I'm inside right now re-warming my hands and going back out to swing at it some more. Thanks again!
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Alright, well the project's all done... Well, I can't really say all the way done, but the truck's back together... Now - Another problem? I put everything back together and filled the radiator up with coolant and I started up the truck to get it warm enough to open the thermostat. The truck got up to about halfway on the temp gauge and then it started to drop back down... I assumed the thermostat opened which is why the temp gauge starting backing down. At this time, I have no heat to my heater and my clutch for the AC compressor hasn't kicked on yet and I don't see any activity in the radiator. Is it normal to not see activity at the top of the radiator. I let the truck idle for about 15 minutes and everything seems to be running alright - No high temp issues or anything, but it's odd that the heater's not getting warm. Is this something that will "work out" when I actually drive it? Is it safe to drive now? I didn't really do any bleeding or anything...
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Just a few pics of the old pump and the shrapnel it left behind:







I'd say it was definitely ready to be replaced. lol
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You have an air pocket. Follow the bleeding tips I posted with the service info.
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You have an air pocket. Follow the bleeding tips I posted with the service info.
I most certainly will. I just figured I'd give it a shot in hopes that I wouldn't have to play around more outside in 22 degree weather. lol I'll do the bleeding tasks tomorrow and see what I come up with. Thanks again!
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