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Old 01-25-2002, 08:27 AM   #1
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I installed my Vishnu uppipe and BPM GT turbo back exhaust. Now, my car is overheating. I removed the Turbo and made sure to connecte all the lines. During installation, a bit of coolant leaked out but I checked the fluid levels They were a bit low so I added more through the overflow reservoir. Also, I noticed that my heat wasn't working. I don't think I'm getting any flow. Need help! Winslow
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Old 01-25-2002, 08:39 AM   #2
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same thing happened when I removed the turbo. You can get air trapped in the coolant system. putting coolant in the overflow res won't help, it has to go into the radiator directly (or that little box that goes to it). I had to completely drain my coolant, and re fill it about 6 times after going around the block each time (so the head and heat will suck up coolant). Your heat isn't working because there isn't any coolant in the coolant lines that supplies the heat.

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Old 01-25-2002, 08:40 AM   #3
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btw, the same thing can happen if you fill the radiator too quickly. You have to pour it slowly.

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Old 01-25-2002, 10:00 AM   #4
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I had the same problem when I did mine. I had just topped off the coolant at the radiator fill cap. I did like the owners manual said starting on page's 11-16 to 11-18, pour slowly, start and run about 5 min, top the system off, and everything was COOL. Mike.
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These guys are right: Pour SLOWLY and let gravity do its thing. It took me over 30 minutes to fill it back and I didn't drain all the fluid out.

When it got to the point that it looked like it was full and wouldn't burp the air out, I left the cap OFF, put an old towel around the inlet and just cranked over the motor to let the pump pull it in.

After doing this a few times (about five or so), it wouldn't take any more fluid, therefore it was full. This worked great and I haven't had to add any fluid since! No overheat problems either.
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Old 01-25-2002, 11:14 AM   #6
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aside from making sure that you refilled properly, make sure that both coolant banjo fittinds to the turbo are tight. i thought that I had them both tight, they felt tight, looked tight, but one of them leaked a little bit.
Just another possibility.

But it sounds like you've just got some air in the system.
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Thanks guys, I thought I had really messed things up. Winslow
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I went with everyone's suggestions and slowly filled the reservoir at the radiator cap. When I removed the cap, I peeked in and it was almost empty. I thought if I filled the coolant overflow that the system would cycle the fluid throught the system. After I filled the system, the temperature was normal. Thanks. Winslow
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