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Old 10-16-2011, 07:14 PM
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I recently moved from Arizona to Vermont, where I now live temps of -30 or lower are not uncommon. I have ordered the freeze plug block heater (just to be on the safe side) and after some searching on the forums the installation seems fairly simple but I was wondering how to bleed the air out of the cooling system.

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If I remove the plug and let the coolant from the block drain out how do I purge the air from the coolant system?

Would an oil pan magnetic heater also be needed? The car will be garaged for most of the winter, but it is a prized possession so I'd rather be overly cautious.

Any other winterizing advice would be awesome.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:02 PM
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i would also plan on making a more "podent" coolant mixture then you normally do.
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Lol. True True. I had pretty much figured that. I guess I'll just drain all the coolant (since I have to do it anyway).
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Bleed air out from steam crossover tube (remove hose going to throttle body).
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