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Old November 22nd, 2014, 06:02 PM
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Started a small job on the wife's LR3 but since I was already "in there" decided to replace all the rubber under the hood. I drained most of the coolant for the hose replacement but only had ~3/4 gallon of the concentrated Peak Global Lifetime in the garage. I'm guessing i'm still about 1/2 gallon short but cannot find the Peak Global anywhere. Has anyone used the Peak Long Life in their modern Rover? In trying to find a substitute I read some anti-corrosives can eat though the plastic bits in the cooling system so I want to make sure whatever I use is the right stuff.
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 06:13 PM
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Duh...my Walgreens apparently has it in stock. I don't know why I didn't check there first.
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 06:29 PM
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All you need is Dex-cool. Might be too late, but the only hose you need to bother replacing is the bleeder hose T junction. The plastic splits in half and then you're stranded. Also, make sure your fully bleed the cooling system! The only other cooling system item I would recommend replacing is the thermostat housing including the piece under the throttle body. They crack and leak.
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So, I replaced the bleeder t with the brass upgrade and swapped the entire thermostat housing assembly.
Now I can't seem to get the system to bleed. Tried 3 different "methods" from my internet searching and still have air.

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Old November 30th, 2014, 01:34 PM
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Try disconnecting the small top hose from the radiator and fill the expansion tank all the way to the top until it comes out of the radiator. After that you can try running it with the expansion tank completely filled while opening the bleeder on the expansion tank.
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So, I replaced the bleeder t with the brass upgrade and swapped the entire thermostat housing assembly.
Now I can't seem to get the system to bleed. Tried 3 different "methods" from my internet searching and still have air.

Any ideas?
Where did you source the brass-T from? I know I had it bookmarked to do this upgrade, but can't seem to put my fingers on it now.

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Where did you source the brass-T from? I know I had it bookmarked to do this upgrade, but can't seem to put my fingers on it now.
Nevermind, answered my own question (and ordered):
http://www.jewellamberoil.com/sales/...njf2gj146d1fo5
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Where did you source the brass-T from? I know I had it bookmarked to do this upgrade, but can't seem to put my fingers on it now.
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While that brass T is nice, there is really no need for the T. A standard double ended hose barb would be just fine. I've never actually used that as a bleeder.
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So, I replaced the bleeder t with the brass upgrade and swapped the entire thermostat housing assembly. Now I can't seem to get the system to bleed. Tried 3 different "methods" from my internet searching and still have air. Any ideas?
Just keep at it. Bring the car up to temp let it cool, open bleeder valve on expansion tank, top off, and repeat. It takes a while to bleed the system but eventually you'll get it done
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