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Old 01-19-2015, 05:35 AM   #1
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Hi All, I am about to do a water pump, coolant flush and thermostat replacement. Is is work while buying a Uview Airlock or are there other brands that are perhaps cheaper? If so what is the best(cheapest) online shop to buy from that ships internationally as I am in South Africa. I assume 55000 is the model to go for?
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:17 AM   #2
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I have had good success just bleeding the coolant manually. Follow the procedure in the pelican tech article, then, with the purge bail in the upright position, drive to a multi story parking lot that has steep ramps. Point the nose of the car down the ramp, stop the car and rev the motor a bit so any air in the radiators naturally moves out of the radiators.

Check the coolant level and top up.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:28 AM   #3
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Hi All, I am about to do a water pump, coolant flush and thermostat replacement. Is is work while buying a Uview Airlock or are there other brands that are perhaps cheaper? If so what is the best(cheapest) online shop to buy from that ships internationally as I am in South Africa. I assume 55000 is the model to go for?
The Uview 55000 is the unit you want, extremely well made, it will work on any water cooled engine. It is also the unit the factory and dealers use to fill your cooling system.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:27 PM   #4
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^^^ This. I have used mine time and again and it is unbelievable how quick, simple and easy it makes the job.
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the info guys, I used my Airlift today to refill my system after a water pump and thermostat change. Wow what an awesome tool!
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:25 AM   #6
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Very slick little gadget...

I borrowed one to refill after I did a water pump & thermostat replacement. My 30 gallon compressor had no problem drawing vacuum and the car drank in 19L of coolant in under 4 minutes.
That was something to watch.
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got mine from amazon, good buy for sure
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:18 PM   #8
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I just received mine in the mail today. Did you everyone use the rubber piece that came on it installed already or did they use one of the other pieces?
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Depends on how it came. The expansion bolt has a permanent collar which can fit inside the other appropriate adapters. I have used a regular square-cut adapter while some others have used the cone.
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I used the cone when I filled mine.
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Cone for me too.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:03 AM   #12
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I slid one of the 'ring sized' adapters onto the factory installed plug.
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Thanks guys. I will try the cone.
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i dont have the rad fans anymore on my race car,

just installed the csf radiators

what's the best way to fill system? airlift or by gravity?
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:02 AM   #15
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Airlift really does make life easier. I don't see as not having fans would make any difference.
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yeah I agree the airlift is the way to go. If I didn't have the airlift I would have never found out that my brand new tank had a leak.
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