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11-09-2015 08:18 AM
krazyk To the OP: If you want to do another coolant system repair/flush/refill and don't want to have lifelong scars from 3rd degree burns, get a Uview Airlift system. Works amazingly well and is worth the money. Glad you weren't injured.
11-08-2015 03:49 PM
Master_Chase I will say this I wasn't worried about anything coming out because I couldn't see a coolant line (I wish these things were clear) when it popped off some did get on me but to my surprise it didn't burn like what I thought 200F would. A lot more would have gotten on me if I didn't have the sound insulation that diverted it forward and to the passenger side.

After more than 2 hours of sitting I went to top it off and when I undid the cap almost all the coolant in the reservoir drained out so the bubble is starting to work its way out. Also my upper radiator hose sounds like it has some air in it well.... I have a new project for tomorrow now.
11-08-2015 03:19 PM
djmaguire
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Originally Posted by Rattlesnake18 View Post
... Same thing happened to me. During one of my drains I had a tube connected to the nipple of the Fumoto valve, when I opened the valve the tube came off and hot distilled water started pouring out everywhere and got on me. I rolled out from under the truck as fast as I could, took a few deep breathes, and told myslef "Let's not let that happen again."
Exactly. It's like we were using the same playbook.
11-08-2015 03:13 PM
Rattlesnake18
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Originally Posted by djmaguire View Post
I'm guessing that you didn't lose nearly as much as it appeared. Spills are like that. The last beer that I spilled was like a million ounces.

Drive it for a bit. Let it cool. Release the pressure. Add coolant if necessary. Drive it more. Hard. Let it cool. Repeat as needed.

...and, for heaven's sake, don't ever do what you did again (without videotaping).
Great post. I'm going to use part of it as my new sig quote.

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He was lucky, yes. I was guessing that he knows that he was lucky. ...and that anyone else reading this would know it, as well.

I got hit with coolant from my block drain during my ELC swap because I was rushing things. It slowed me back down real quick.
Same thing happened to me. During one of my drains I had a tube connected to the nipple of the Fumoto valve, when I opened the valve the tube came off and hot distilled water started pouring out everywhere and got on me. I rolled out from under the truck as fast as I could, took a few deep breathes, and told myslef "Let's not let that happen again."
11-08-2015 02:57 PM
djmaguire
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Am I the only one that feels the athe OP is incredibly lucky to not have scalded himself. The do not open hot on the cap is no joke. That cap should have hissEd for a solid couple minutes to relieve pressure.
He was lucky, yes. I was guessing that he knows that he was lucky. ...and that anyone else reading this would know it, as well.

I got hit with coolant from my block drain during my ELC swap because I was rushing things. It slowed me back down real quick.
11-08-2015 02:47 PM
Kevinx Am I the only one that feels the athe OP is incredibly lucky to not have scalded himself. The do not open hot on the cap is no joke. That cap should have hissEd for a solid couple minutes to relieve pressure.
11-08-2015 02:44 PM
Master_Chase
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Originally Posted by djmaguire View Post
I'm guessing that you didn't lose nearly as much as it appeared. Spills are like that. The last beer that I spilled was like a million ounces.

Drive it for a bit. Let it cool. Release the pressure. Add coolant if necessary. Drive it more. Hard. Let it cool. Repeat as needed.

...and, for heaven's sake, don't ever do what you did again (without videotaping).
Okay and lol I wish I had recorded it because then I could post it saying what cause this.
11-08-2015 02:41 PM
djmaguire I'm guessing that you didn't lose nearly as much as it appeared. Spills are like that. The last beer that I spilled was like a million ounces.

Drive it for a bit. Let it cool. Release the pressure. Add coolant if necessary. Drive it more. Hard. Let it cool. Repeat as needed.

...and, for heaven's sake, don't ever do what you did again (without videotaping).
11-08-2015 02:35 PM
nighthawk285 The air escaped when you opened the cap and blew coolant everywhere.....might consider a new degas cap too while you're in the area, sounds like it wasn't relieving pressure very well
11-08-2015 02:29 PM
Master_Chase
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Sounds like you already did
Then why didn't my coolant level drop? I filled it to 1/2 then drove it, blew some out and it's still at 1/2.
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