It is hot! The Land Rover is parked in the shade and the thermometer says it's 32 degs, this corresponds with my weather station thingy which says its 35 ambient.
A huge thanks to Alun for taking a core and collecting my radiator from GAT Radiators in Brierley Hill.
Yesterday afternoon I pulled the old one out and compared, you can clearly see the difference, the new one also weighs considerable more.
Fan back on and new rad in!
On to filling, I have got this down now thanks to Jonners and his method which I have adapted a bit.
HEATER ON HOT!!!!
I fill it up using a funnel specially cut down to it fits in the filler hole. I deliberately over fill leaving plenty in the funnel as a head, then gently squeeze all of the hoses being careful not to pull any expelled air back into the system.
Take your time! relax whilst doing it, have a beer or if you dont drink, a cup of tea!
Go back and do the same again! You'll be suprised how much of the fluid in the funnel disappears into the engine.
Then I drain off anything left in the funnel, remove it, top off and fit the filler plug.
Start the car and run it for 3 minutes.
Stop, remove the filler cap, refit funnel top off again leaving plenty in the funnel and re squeeze all the hoses.
Once the air bubbles have stopped, drain off, remove funnel, top up and refit the filling cap.
Top up expansion tank if necessary, run up hot, check for leaks.
Go get yourself a beer because that's a job well done!