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ProjectHerbie
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:54 pm    Post subject: Changed water pump how do I and where are bleeders coolant Reply with quote

I just installed a new water pump on my 86 waterboxer and now its time to put some coolant in how do I properly burp the system? Where are the bleeders Thanks for any help Keith
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

go here first

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=234192


and go here second

http://www.benplace.com/bleeding.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thank you for the info I am going to go home and fill him up my temp gauge did not work when I stopped driving it. Is there a place for an aftermarket gauge so I can monitor the coolant temp
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you saying your stock temp gauge doesn't work?

and if so did it just stop?


do the other gauges work? ie gas gauge?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kayakwesty wrote:
go here first

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=234192


and go here second

http://www.benplace.com/bleeding.htm


Looking at Ben's site, is there really a bleeder screw in ther rear heater? I'm pretty sure there is a bypass, but I don't recall anything like that in the Bentley...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes there is a bleeder in the rear heater, I had no problem bleeding my 1.9 85. I just opened the front rad bleeder screw and also did the rear heater once or twice. never jacked the van. Just keep filling the tanks and checking the front. leave the grill off and take a ride. fill more if needed. bleed front more. easy and after reading alot of posts i thought it would be harder then it was
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 87 had a bleed screw in the top of the rear heater valve. My 90 does not. Maybe VW got tired of the leaky thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of my other gauges work just not the coolant temp gauge the light flashes all the tim the previous owner said it started the flashing about the time it went out of warranty so the gauge has not worked for a long time. I installed a new cluster out of another because my tach didnt work now it works but not the temp gauge.
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