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Hi all, after checking around the car today looking for obvious reasons why the temp guage is playing up i noticed the coolant level was very low (below the plastic spike sticking up.

Ive seen there is a procedure to refilling the system, is it the same on the diesel engine.

Could this be why the guage is playing up even though the car isnt over heating, in fact while the car was running both the rad hoses were hardly hot at all and very soft (no pressure) so im hoping its not the dreaded HG.

Cheers Lee
 

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How to bleed the cooling system.
1.Jack the front of the vehicle up onto stands as high as possible,
2.Turn the ignition on,engine off,heater on fan setting 1 and temperature fully hot,
3.Remove the rad cap/expansion cap,remove the bleed screw from the rad and IF you have them the bleed screw(s) from the thermostat housing/top hose, return pipe or EGR thermostat.
4.Fill the radiator up and keep pouring till there are no more air bubbles coming out from the bleeds, when good then install bleeds and tighten down(don't snap them),ensure the rubber O-rings/seals are still on the screws/on the bleed holes.
5.Suck some water out so it's not full to the brim, replace the cap and then start the car. Run her up and check for heat from the vents when warm and check if over heating still persists.
6.If good then check the water level again in the morning when cool.


Any problems just ask :cool
 
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