Help - the car won't burp - (newbie here)
Replaced thermostat housing and thermostat.
Girlfriends Car:2007 GXP :33k miles
Dealer: Diagnosed as thermostat housing leakage car temp gets up to around 220
Action/Objective: Avoid $600 dealer charge and impress girlfriend
1 - drained coolant from reservoir
2 - drained coolant from radiator via plug on bottom left of radiator (passenger side of car)
3 - removed thermostat cover on front side of housing - coolant poured out into bucket underneath car
4 - proceeded to remove housing - more coolant drained into bucket
5 - housing removed. Square seal appears to be damaged/melted.
5a). three main bolts to remove housing: third bolt appeared to be loose. Seems the dealer may have done a $$hitty job previously and never tightened correctly.
6 - installed new housing and seal
7 - install new A/C Delco thermostat
8 - buttoned up connections, hosing etc.
9 - Removed reservoir and hose per DDM works video
10 - Lift reservoir about 12-14 inches and refilled with 50/50 coolant
NO LIQUID CAME OUT THE NIPPLE PER THE VIDEO
(Note: car is on jack stands.)
Do I really need to do a vacuum process (I read this someplace)?
BTW this was a fun project to work on and this site was a great mentor and helped immensely.