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Offline PotosiJoe

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2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:51:06 AM »
Looking to change the coolant while the fuel tank is off doing the air filter.  Has anyone done theres?  Can I do it without laying it over on its side to burp the air out?  I have a small area to work in and no assistant to help lay it down and back up.  Advice needed.  If it must be done that way I will find a helper.  Hoping to find a easier way.  Thanks Joe

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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 04:50:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by PotosiJoe [+]
Looking to change the coolant while the fuel tank is off doing the air filter.  Has anyone done theres?  Can I do it without laying it over on its side to burp the air out?  I have a small area to work in and no assistant to help lay it down and back up.  Advice needed.  If it must be done that way I will find a helper.  Hoping to find a easier way.  Thanks Joe
I did the whole thing while the bike was clamped to the table lift. No issues. There is an air bleed on the right-hand side of the bike on the rad hose. Pour slowly to allow the coolant to settle without causing air locks. You can bleed off the air from the bleeder while the bike is on the side stand, but I didn't find it necessary to do that.
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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 06:48:30 PM »
I did it last year. Draining was easy, and as long as you have the bleed open on the RH side and pour in slowly, it is no problem.

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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 06:41:20 AM »
Super, I can handle that.  Thanks for the replies.  Thanks Joe

 


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