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Old 07-13-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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ford water pump questio

I just spent the last 3 days replacing the water pump on my 87 winnebago now me just being an average shade tree mechanic (better than some not as good as most) can someone tell me what i should be looking for in the resevoir should the water level be higher when the motor is at temp or lower. Or should it be higher when the motor is cool? I spent well over an hour with the cap off trying to get the air out of the system is that sufficient I didnt see anymore bubbles or should I wait longer due to the rear heater any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 07-13-2011, 11:13 PM   #2
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...........Run the engine until operating temp with the radiator cap off, leave the coolant level just below the lower part of the radiator cap filler neck opening. Put the cap on with the engine running and then cut it off. Wait until engine is dead cold, fill the overflow tank to the COLD MARK only. It may take two to three warm ups and cool downs to normalize the level in the overflow tank, always adding as necessary when COLD. Make sure you have a NEW radiator cap. Good luck and travel safe.
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