Radiator is leaking and I’m going to replace.
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I’ve got K74 2006 Trojan
Does this radiator look ok?
As a non expert it dosent look too bad a job,
Any pit falls I need to be aware of?
Tips for refilling coolant?
I would change the stat for a new one and flush the system completely.
Fresh antifreeze ready for winter, and a new rad cap,
They can be a pig to bleed up.
Raise the front end onto bricks or a kerb, you can remove temp sender to help the air come out.
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Bit of an update,
Finally got a radiator had a right debacle with sizes, radiators being out of stock radiators being the wrong size and wrong radiator caps... the new radiator on.
2 quick questions
When I filled the radiator up had the engine running up to temperature I was expecting the coolant level to drop. This hasn’t dropped and it all seems full. How do I know if there are any air locks in the system and how to I make sure I get them out. Had the heater running and it heats up. I did think this the heat temp out of the fan did fluctuate slightly but car temp held steady.
Any advice to make sure I don’t have any air stuck in the system would be great.
Easiest way to refill and stop potential airlocks is to have the front of the the truck raised ( on ramps , or stands ) and fill using the top hose. Have you run the truck in normal use ? If you aren't getting any movement on the temp guage then just check the water every few days .
And K74 radiators are a bloody nightmare to find the correct one ... so many listed on evil bay that are the wrong size lol!
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Yer had it on ramps, have taken it for a short spin and the temperature didn’t seem to go up anymore than normal. The bottom radiator pipe still has a bit of a cold patch on it so I’m hoping that the air will work it’s way out.
I’ll keep an eye on it. Thanks for the help..👍