[Roadsters] filling up a '70 1600 cooling system
Chris & Christy Breyer
fairlady66 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 20:36:59 MDT 2007
Heck, the aspirin may also keep the engine from getting a high temp. After
all, it is the wonder-drug. :O)
On 9/13/07, Pat Horne <roadsters at hornesystemstx.com> wrote:
> There are a three ways to make things easier.
> One is to drill a small hole in the thermostat flange to allow air to
> escape from below the thermostat. A 1/8" will do the trick.
> Another is to open the thermostat by pushing a screw driver or rod onto
> the top of the thermostat, opening it up to let the air out.
> Finally, if the thermostat is out of the engine, open the thermostat and
> insert an aspirin tablet to hold it open. When the water level gets the
> aspirin wet it will dissolve. The trick is to keep the water from
> getting to the aspirin from the top.
> Good luck.
> Thusly spake Roel Hammerschlag:
> > Hi folks,
> > I have a 1970 1600. At the risk of embarrassing myself:
> > Every time I drain the cooling system I have the most incredibly
> > difficult time filling it back up. Because the thermostat's closed,
> > it's virtually impossible to get the block filled with water. The very
> > suboptimal solution I've come up with is to run the engine half dry
> > until the thermostat opens despite not being submerged (the temp gauge
> > usually reads over 260 before this happens) and then sloooowwwwwly
> > adding more fluid into the running engine so as not to crack anything.
> > There's GOT to be a better way. Can someone help me out?
> > - Roel
> > P.S. I also don't really understand how that reservoir tank on the side
> > works, either. Maybe this is part of my problem. I try to keep it
> > roughly half full like the original manual says.
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