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mrmarkyt
post 23rd October 2016 17:23
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Hi

Had a new radiator fitted to the 146ti.

Following this, it blew out warmish air on the cold setting, and then hotter air as you moved the control round i.e. no cold.

Now I've noticed its mainly just warmish air.

Is this simple to cure?

Many thanks
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post 24th October 2016 21:36
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QUOTE(mrmarkyt @ 23rd October 2016 18:23) *
Hi

Had a new radiator fitted to the 146ti.

Following this, it blew out warmish air on the cold setting, and then hotter air as you moved the control round i.e. no cold.

Now I've noticed its mainly just warmish air.

Is this simple to cure?

Many thanks
Mark..


Make sure you have fully topped up, run it with the cap unscrewed so air comes out and add fluid. This happened to my 145.
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black 146
post 25th October 2016 10:16
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Hi if you run it with the car on till the fan cuts in then unscrew the cap and may be do it twice if you don't see any air bubbles. That is the best way to bleedy the twin spark engines/radiators
Did you change the rad as it was leaking? or something else ? And how much antifreeze did you use ?


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post 25th October 2016 20:06
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Hi if you run it with the car on till the fan cuts in then unscrew the cap and may be do it twice if you don't see any air bubbles. That is the best way to bleedy the twin spark engines/radiators
Did you change the rad as it was leaking? or something else ? And how much antifreeze did you use ?


Thanks for the advise, yes the rad had a leak in it and had some rad weld in it until it was fixed. The antifreeze should be about the right mix.

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