Refilling radiator

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Tue Sep 29 12:17:53 PDT 2009

fill it up to the brim of the radiator, dont worry about the water 
pump.  Start it and let it get to 180 when the thermostat opens, then 
add fluid if the level drops as it starts circulating in the block.  
The water pump moves so little water at cranking rpm you might as well 
not bother.

On Sep 29, 2009, at 11:52 AM, Thumper Ray wrote:

> I'm at work without access to my manuals.  Anything special about 
> refilling the radiator?  Rad had to come off and drained for repair.  
> I figure on slowly pouring in a couple quarts of Hondaline brand mix, 
> rotating the crank a couple times with ignition off to turn water 
> pump, and topping off, repeat.  This should eliminate air bubbles 
> although some air might bleed off over the first few miles.  Sound 
> reasonable?
> By the way, what is the coolant capacity, and should the overflow tank 
> be empty before starting up?

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