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Old 11-03-2011, 07:13 AM   #1
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heater not working water coolant level drops

The heater is not reaching full temperature and there is a gurgling noise coming from it. Water coolant level drops but only needs approx 1 pint to top up. I have had radiator replaced and system drained and bled to refill. I just did a long journey and the car didn't overheat. Can't see any obvious leaks. Any ideas please?
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:35 AM   #2
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sounds to me air traped in the heater core.

Suggestion:
-drive up on a couple ramps or a steep incline.
-take off radiator cap
-turn car on, heater on high
-let run for a while (5-15mins)
-watch coolant see if it drop or air bubbles form.

I would invest in one of these:
http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CGAQ8wIwAA#

They help coolant refills so much and easy to watch the air bubble escape.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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Many thanks Derrick, I have tried this and some bubbles came out but I probably need a steeper gradient. It sounds like it could be the problem - pity I just replaced the radiator!
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:35 PM   #4
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Level dropping is normal after you replaced the radiator.. just wait and keep adding coolant
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:14 PM   #5
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Yea, no prob. Take Tolmach in consideration also. Just keep driving it around with the heater on high and the bubbles will eventually makes thier way to the radiator.
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