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Post by mark.evs Wed 02 Dec 2009, 04:20

Found an easy and brilliant way to bleed these! especially for the 306 with the heater matrix.

1. Best to do when cold with engine OFF.
2. get an empty 2liter coke bottle.
3. cut off the bottom and remove the lid - so your left with a big funnel.
4. remove rad cap, on some models u will have a loose rubber seal on the cap take it off and put it over the screw end of the bottle. now the bottle should fit snuggly into the top of the rad. If the seal is stuck to the cap dont force it off, u'll have to get a mate to hold it up straight and secure for u.
5. fill the bottle with water/anti freeze.
6. The level in the bottle will now be higher than the bleed for the matrix, so by undoing the bleed screws the water in the bottle will push out the air from the system.
7. do this with all bleed screws till the air stops coming out, but keep the water level in the bottle higher than the matrix.
8. remove to bottle, you will get water everywhere and the use a syringe or something to remove some water from the rad expansion tank so it's at the max level.
9.run and recheck. repeat if nessasary.

I did this last night, worked great, i had to repeat it twice tho as i only had a 1 liter bottle.
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Post by curl666 Wed 02 Dec 2009, 09:17

Thats the way I done it on the AX. No problems to report.
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Post by welsh_ben Wed 02 Dec 2009, 09:52

syringe aint needed cause if there is too much water itll simply come out via the over-flow pipe
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Post by curl666 Wed 02 Dec 2009, 10:05

I took some out with a syringe just to replace with more Anti Freeze, as was not sure how much I had lost during the bleeding process Smile
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Post by mark.evs Wed 02 Dec 2009, 20:35

I took out some water not to cause the system to pressurise while it's still being run in. It should level it's self off on its own.
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