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Offline Dave@DDMworks

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Coolant bleed procedure
« on: August 01, 2011, 04:32:12 PM »
We decided to make another video of the coolant bleed procedure that we use here which is taken from the GM tech manual. Let us know if you have any other questions or suggestions for other videos.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ddmworks?feature=mhee#p/u/0/YF5Ka4oeCxA
 
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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 04:54:41 PM »
COOL, thank you again guys for setting this up.
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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 06:07:30 PM »
11.1 Average fuel mileage. :cryin:
BTW great video.

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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 07:09:44 PM »
Thanks for the video Dave, great stuff.   :yay:

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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 09:22:39 PM »
Quit being a movie star and get some work done.


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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 10:41:52 PM »
Great acting!
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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 11:18:48 PM »
Leave it to Dr. Love to rock out with Hall and Oats for the background music.
Private eye, he's watching you, he's watching your every move.
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Another great video
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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 02:16:47 AM »
Dave is getting ready for Hollywood!!!!
Thx a lot for this new video DDM! it is a very smart and above all kind move to make this new series of DIY videos for the kappas!

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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2011, 09:18:11 AM »
Thanks, Dave! Excellent work!

I just may need this procedure but I hope not.

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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2011, 01:12:36 PM »
Leave it to Dr. Love to rock out with Hall and Oats for the background music.
Private eye, he's watching you, he's watching your every move.
 :lol:  :thumbs:

Another great video
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Thanks Elff! Hall and Oats rocks, after Dave did Maneater I thought that was appropriate. Can't wait to do more for you guys! Glad you are liking them.

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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2011, 01:31:35 PM »
PM me when you are putting together the next one.
I have some awesome 80s and 90s music ideas


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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2011, 04:15:31 PM »
There just needs to be a born to be wild in there somewhere, maybe supercharger install :)
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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2011, 04:51:03 PM »
I was amazed there was not more techno raging in the background. Either way this video will help tons of people who get air pockets in their coolant system :)
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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2011, 07:35:26 AM »
Thanks for the vid, it sure beats the jacking the car up on the driver side method that I read about.  I recently posted your DDMworks-EVAP Solenoid Testing and Replacement Video under the Problems and Service Sub-forum.  I didn't think to post it in the DDM Vendor forum. 

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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2011, 01:44:03 PM »
Well...... thats easy enough.  :thumbs:
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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2011, 07:36:14 PM »
How about a video on how to properly drain the coolant. My 5 year 100,000 runs out in November. And so does the coolant life. The dealer wants $100.00 to change it. I want to do it myself.
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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2011, 08:21:21 PM »
Excellent idea

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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2012, 01:50:03 PM »
Reporting in: I did my coolant refill procedure based entirely on this video. Thanks once more.
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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2012, 04:21:34 PM »
How about a video on how to properly drain the coolant. My 5 year 100,000 runs out in November. And so does the coolant life. The dealer wants $100.00 to change it. I want to do it myself.

Trust me, it's not that involved.  If you've done one, you've done 'em all.  I installed the 2 check valves, and changed my coolant in under an hour.

And personally, I would never even get close to 5 years/100,000 on dexcool.  Cheap insurance to change it out early. 

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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2012, 05:10:12 PM »
Hole crap, I just realized that I'm due for a change soon. Still have the check valves waiting to go in.   :gaah:
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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2013, 03:03:12 PM »
After watching the video, I have some questions.  :banghead:
1. Is the procedure different if you have the 'check valves' installed?
2. I am going to change out the coolant in my 2.0L coupe.  Do I need to flush with tap water?  Or do I just drain and refill with new 50/50 Dexcool?

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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2013, 03:05:20 PM »
It should not be any different but the check valves might make it easier to do.

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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2013, 03:08:01 PM »
After watching the video, I have some questions.  :banghead:
1. Is the procedure different if you have the 'check valves' installed?
2. I am going to change out the coolant in my 2.0L coupe.  Do I need to flush with tap water?  Or do I just drain and refill with new 50/50 Dexcool?

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Doesn't matter if the check valves are installed. If you are going to flush it, you can use tap water to do it and you do not have to use Dexcool when refilling. We use non-Dexcool here when filling back up cooling systems.
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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2013, 03:29:22 PM »
Thanks for the info Dave!!! :thumbs:

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Re: Coolant bleed procedure
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2013, 03:33:39 PM »
you do not have to use Dexcool when refilling. We use non-Dexcool here when filling back up cooling systems.
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