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Old 10-15-2011, 10:02 PM
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Bleed Screw Question

Okay so I was reading how the plastic screw can fatigue and the screw top can pop right off. Well it looks like mine has done that it is just a smooth black thread in there. Is there any way to bleed the system without the screw being removed?
I have already order a new brass bleed screw but I have to have the car monday and just need some kind of quick fix until it gets here so I can bleed it properly.

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Old 10-15-2011, 10:08 PM
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Thats the only way to bleed air .you could go to a parts store and try to match the threads on the bleed screw to a standard brass bolt of similar length.would work.

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Old 10-15-2011, 10:15 PM
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Is there anyway I could just put the radiator cap on slightly and let the air escape that way?
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the radiatior and over flow side are different levels fluid comes in low into the over flow side when hot .I doubt that would would bleed it .
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dang....
Well off to the parts store tomorrow it seems.
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Would you mind to explain further?
delete what exactly?
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Bleed screw

I assume you got the broken pieces out of the radiator. I had this happen last month to me...dang thing just snapped. I was able to get a Dremel tool and drill two small fine holes into the soft plastic of the remnants of the screw and carefully use very fine needlenose pliers and "screw it out" without screwing up the threads. Hope this helps.

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It's a message for the moderators. It means I posted something...then came back and want to delete it. It has nothing to do with the thread.
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