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Old 03-11-2014, 09:26 PM   #11
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Suggest using a garden water hose, low pressure, to burp the heater hose and core. Good luck
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:00 PM   #12
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Yeah, I talked to KDog about it and he hasn't had that issue but he also says it sounds like air in the system. Air in fluid can be tricky to get out sometimes I really think its that, especially since you told me you drove it that it didn't overheat except for once when it went up to 3/4 on the gauge and went back down after 60 seconds. It seems like air got caught on the thermostat and wouldn't open soon enough because of the air pocket. From all the symptoms it really seems like its just some pesky air.

Now if we could just figure out a good way to bleed it that ensures that ALL air is out of the system.
Well, I went over to my buddy's shop after work & he put the cooling system under a vacuum & wow, a big air pocket, & I thought awesome now I have heat. But no heat, so I'll figure it out tomorrow. I already went thru 2 gallons of that motorcraft Gold coolant at 16.00 a gallon.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:37 AM   #13
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Hmmm so you did have a big air pocket in there, i'm glad my thoughts on putting it under vacuum worked but its still strange you don't have heat, maybe there is still air in the heater core? I would use some cheaper coolant that will get expensive quick.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:03 PM   #14
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Update on my no heat/defrost. I Took the car to a shop that my work uses, to change out the pcv hose & add a egr delete plate. Picked it up monday afternoon & no heat, so they said bring it back wed or thursday. I dropped it off thursday morning & they replaced the t-stat on saturday morning & couldn't figure it out, so monday my buddy to it to ford. ford replaced the t-stat, cause they didn't know what brand or temp went in. Still nothing w/ the motor up to temp & not over heating. Found the heater hoses weren't hot, so removed all the hoses & found a cap in the plastic T right after the t-stat. Removed the cap & now have heat/defrost= yipee. I cause me $450.93 for that & the 1st shop charged me $200. So I'm going down to the 1st shop tomorrow & see what they say. I asume the rubber cap was used to cap off the heater hose to keep it from spewing all over the floor & they forgot about it & reinstalled the heater hose & the rubber cap went down the hose to the T section & got stuck.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:09 PM   #15
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that would have been hard to guess
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I agree, that would have been hard to figure out without just tearing into it. The kind of things that happen at shops sometimes amazes me. Glad it got fixed though
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:32 PM   #17
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An old roommate of mine helped a friend of his install a fresh pro-built high performance engine in his VW bus. The bus owner went all out with a bigger oil cooler, all new hoses and electrical components. The busses are pretty simple so the install took a few hours and the guys drove his new hopped up ride out to lunch and the engine seized on the way home! The owner went to the builder and tore him a new one, after a lot of yelling the builder warrantied another engine but it took him a few days to build it. The bus owner started tearing out the bad engine only to find that my roommate had left the plugs in the new oil cooler and just shoved the new hoses on and clamped them up, no oil flow in an air cooled engine.

The bus owner came clean to the engine builder and ended up getting a good deal on the replacement engine, my roommate didn't chip in a dime...
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Good to know felix I'm going to find my egr delete kit and take that damn plug off right now.........you said it was the "t" fitting?
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Good to know felix I'm going to find my egr delete kit and take that damn plug off right now.........you said it was the "t" fitting?
HEY, there's no plug for the egr plate. My issues were caused by a shop that put a rubber cap into the end of a heater hose & forgot about it & reinstalled the hose & the rubber cap slid down to the T section & pluged off the heater.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:34 AM   #20
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Yeah his issue was caused by the shop that installed it, the massive kit does not come with any kind of plug like that. If you follow my write up on how to install it you shouldn't have any real issues. Just don't plug something thats not supposed to be plugged and forget about it haha.
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