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Old 05-09-2011, 06:00 AM
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How long should it take to get air out of coolant system?

Some background first.

I did the PgreenSVT flushing procedure before I replaced my oil cooler and most everything else in my sig.

My sinister coolant filtration system hoses where leaking. So I called MKM and they sent me a whole new kit out. Well I drained about a gallon out of my radiator from the drain to lower the level of coolant in my system. In preparation for swapping out the hoses.

Well its been awhile now since I did that. I have been checking the level and adding to bring up to correct level as air works its way out. It seems on long trips or trips I am pulling or hauling something. When I check it after it has cooled down there is a little more coolant missing. We are not talking much maybe a 12oz or so. Is it still working air out of the system?? Or should I get an exhaust gas chemical kit and check for exhaust gases. Kinda paranoid. I can't find any leaks in the system either but its such a small amount. It would be hard to track it down. No residue on degas bottle.

FREAKING OUT. I THOUGHT I HAD this baby good to go for awhile. Going crazy Bout ready to lose my cool with this.
anybody know a good diesel shop near Kansas City?
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:57 AM
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Don't sweat the small stuff. What you are seeing isn't unusual. It will settle down.
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So your saying it will most likely stop and that if I had a headgasket issue it would be worse right?? I think I will test it for exhaust gas for piece of mind. I am just afraid what I did to my motor since my oil cooler was clogged. I am getting ready to pull my trailer to south dakota and do not want a problem on vacation. Thanks for the reply. I need reassurance from time to time. Anytime your in Kansas city mitch PM me and I'll buy you some good BBQ.
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So your saying it will most likely stop and that if I had a headgasket issue it would be worse right?? I think I will test it for exhaust gas for piece of mind. I am just afraid what I did to my motor since my oil cooler was clogged. I am getting ready to pull my trailer to south dakota and do not want a problem on vacation. Thanks for the reply. I need reassurance from time to time. Anytime your in Kansas city mitch PM me and I'll buy you some good BBQ.
Sounds like a deal. It also never hurts to double check things. Although I can't think of anything on gods green earth that would tempt me to come to Kansas. It's flat there. I gotta have hills and very large bodies of water nearby.
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Sounds like a deal. It also never hurts to double check things. Although I can't think of anything on gods green earth that would tempt me to come to Kansas. It's flat there. I gotta have hills and very large bodies of water nearby.
Well I live on the Missouri side but yeah not much here not going to argue with that, but I like it that way keeps the crazy east and west coast people out somewhat. I am just a country boy living in the city. So where are you located if you don't mind me asking?? I am guessing Florida or Texas. We vacation a lot in Florida if so maybe you can show me a good place to eat at my treat.
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