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  1. It does "bleed" the system. When I changed my coolant, having the valve open and revving the car, you can see vapor coming out. An update for my problem: New bleeder valve is finally working correctly, no condensation.. it does stick up a bit when the coolant is hot. However.. good news! I found where the condensation was coming from! After some more investigations it seems that my condensation was coming from coolant cap. I have the new cap (04 version) but the threads on the tank were old, also the plastic cover that you put on the tank was kinda stopping in one of the plastic ribs
  2. Here's an update: I replaced my bleeder valve last week, after that I drove a couple of days with it up to bleed the system a little. Yesterday when I got back home, I wanted to close the valve, however it was stuck up, after engine (and coolant) cooled down I could close the valve normally. I took a drive to heat the engine again and bleeder valve was up again.. Is it normal?
  3. To check if your AOS is going bad, after a drive, when the car is warmed up and running, try to take oil cap off. If you can take it off, your AOS is good. If you can not.. or you are really strong(and I mean REALLY) and after taking it off you car almost stalls, you have a bad AOS Thanks Sasha
  4. Update on bleeder valve: I found a part nr for bleeder valve and ordered a new one. Part number for bleeder valve is 996.106.347.02. It was updated from .01 and price went up from 33$ to 80$. I got one from Sunset for 59$. It comes with all parts, including o-rings and screws. It should arrive next week. I'll post an update once installed. Sasha
  5. Interesting, I wonder why would a fuel cap affect mileage.. I should probably take off my fuel cap, I rarely get more then 18-19 mpg, that's 50/50 driving Sasha
  6. Thanks Dale! pm me your paypal address and I'll pay for shipping to 98074 and a couple beers for you. My bleeder valve seems deformed and loose.. but I never saw another one so I have nothing to compare it to. Sasha ps Where did you buy new bleeder valve? I never saw them for sale separately
  7. I did change the o rings on my bleeder valve, however it seems that the valve is loose( that how I felt it) also when I open and close the valve it doesn't snaps back.. feels like a spring( if there is one inside) is weakened. Also, should there be a gasket of some sort between the coolant tank and valve cover (the one with the bolts)? Sasha
  8. That's how I noticed the problem. After a long stop&go drive from work, temp rised to end of 0 in "180". I parked the car in the garage.. 2 hr later I noticed a puddle of coolant under rear/right side. I did the tests.. my coolant boils if I park the car and coolant temp is above 103C. I changed the coolant last year (porsche coolant 50/50), I burped the system and then drove for 2 month with bleeder valve open. I didn't loose any coolant in 8 month of winter here, so coolant tank is not broken. I have new coolant tank cap. I do suspect that my bleeder valve is not holding very well.. bu
  9. It shouldn't be too hard. My cable broke and it's on my project list.. However when I was washing rear trunk carpet I saw the adjustment point. You have to remove the black plastic that sits over rear trunk latch (4 or 5 screws) and you will see where the cable is hooked up Loosen the retaining screw (I'm not sure if you have to take out the metal plate on top of it or not) and tighen the cable. Now this is what it looked like when I inspected it.. I didn't do it myself.. so "results may vary", maybe someone with more technical knowledge can give exact instructions Thanks Sasha
  10. Thanks a lot Loren. I'll stop by my indy shop to check it Sasha
  11. I am using AC Hack to check the temperature. I thought that the temp displayed on AC Hack/Gauge is coming from DME, so even if the reading is wrong, DME should start fans at 206F, it starts them at 217. PK, what is the fan/thermostatic sender you're talking about? Sasha
  12. Hi, We finally got a warmer weather in Seattle and I noticed that the car started running hotter then usually. After a couple of tests I found that my DME does not start the fans at 206F it starts them at 217F Here's the tests I did: 1. Radiator fans turn on when I start AC and both of them are working properly (napkin was stuck to the grille on both sides) 2. I started the car and waited for it to warm up and fans to start. I watching the temp on AC LCD. Fans started when temp climbed up to 103C (217F), engine cooled off quickly and fans stopped when engine cooled to 99C (210) 3
  13. I love the headlights, how did you do it? Sasha
  14. Please excuse my stupid questions.. but How a head gasket can lead to increase in coolant pressure? The only thing that should happen is coolant mixing with oil and possibly.. less pressure in coolant.. Thanks Sasha
  15. Mike, I have same loose change sound.. when you say "Listen and see" what should I expect to hear and see:) Thanks Sasha
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