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Thread: Bleeding Cooling System

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    Lightbulb Bleeding Cooling System

    Not sure whether this is the recommended method, I but remove the temp sensor to bleed the system

    Even though I've done this a few times, I keep forgetting that the temp sensor o-ring seal must be fitted in the recess, not on the sensor, in order to refit the sensor

    Otherwise the sensor doesn't seat properly, the clip refuses to push in to place, and consequently is guaranteed to drop in the the dark never to been seen again

    Even after fishing around with a telescopic magnet, it was never retrieved

    From now on I will be tying some thread to the clip before trying to fit it
    Paul
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    Yup, it cost me one clip to learn that string is the answer.

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    Feed clip through the eye of a long nylon cable tie. You may have to cut off lip inside eye first. Of course clip must be a tight fit in eye or it will still be lost.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Should have done the same for the screen wash reservoir cap. Too late now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinger View Post
    Should have done the same for the screen wash reservoir cap. Too late now.
    Milk bottle caps are a perfect fit.
    Available in many colours including gold.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    Milk bottle caps are a perfect fit.
    Available in many colours including gold.
    Thank you Sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    Milk bottle caps are a perfect fit.
    Available in many colours including gold.
    Hmm, my milk bottle caps are tin foil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolinor View Post
    Hmm, my milk bottle caps are tin foil.

    There's a good market for them to make hats from.

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