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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2002, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Bleeding the radiator (air in cooling sytem)

There is a 10mm or so sized screw in a fitting in the upper radiator hose above the radiator. Does anyone know if this is the bleed screw?
I suppose I could unscrew it when it's warm and see if air leaks out...

For those who don't know what I'm talking about, there is usually (always?) a way to bleed air out of the pressurized coolant system. This is usually a screw of some kind at the highest point in the system.

BTW, this is on the Cooper S which has, I think, a different set up than the Cooper.
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Yes, it is a bleed screw. There is another on the heater
pipe running from the back of the engine thru the firewall.

This should cure any gurgles coming from the heater matrix

You gotta drive it like you stole it!!
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Thanks space_cadet.
I'll check it this weekend.
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