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Postby Alanb67 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:52 am

I changed my antifreeze last week but when i took it a run this morning the radiator was overflowing at the cap with fluid. Do i have an air lock. If so how do I bleed the system....thanks.

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Re: Antifteeze

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Alan I know its obvious but have you checked the rad cap is good and on proper and tight. I had similar couple of years back and cap was not on right even though I thought it was. Are you deffo its leaking from the cap and not the top hose or expansion hose connection ?? Jubilee clips all tight and proper ?? Surely the coolant would not leak from the cap if its a good one and on proper and tight ? Any faults with rad ?? Crack ?? Hope you get it sorted.
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Re: Antifteeze

Postby D366Y » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:23 pm

Unless your expansion tank is also full to the brim, I can't think of any reason why its coming out of the top of the rad, apart from the suggestions Nick has already made... Sounds like a loose rad cap to me as well, if not then check the rest of Nick's suggestions and if it still happens let us know :)

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