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I just finished installing my engine preheater and cab heater for winter in my 660. I jacked up the front of rhino, took off wheels for access clamped off the passenger side hose down a few inches from passenger side bottom below steering. Clamped off rad side of hose cut hose and inserted preheater. I then cut in my cab heater in/out lines after my inline temp sensor and before the rad. I am getting ready to refil the rad. I have a fill valve up top by my heater at the highest point. I was considering just filling up to top then starting rhino to bleed off any air.. is that a good way to go? letting gravity take its course... I dont think i will have any air in the block as I did not drain it out. Do you guys have any tips? Will it get airlocked or over heat while starting it as I bleed it out?
 

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Tip: Unclamp the hose first. :32:

Pour the juice in, run the engine, refill as required and cap it off. Check your overflow level as well.

Always wear eye protection. ...or a spare windshield if you happen to have one lying around. * snicker *
 

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X, So I put it all back together. left the radiator cap open, and fill cap up on cab heater over driver wheel. filled rad to neck put on cap. Repeated process on heater fill that is slightly above heater. ran engine for a few moments. Checked level topped off the upper fill. Am I ready to run or do I have to worry about air bubbles back in block? Any way to tell if it is purged out?
 

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wv wont the air just purge itself?
my rad and heater are heating up and the temp comes up on temp gage so Can I assume it isnot airlockec?
 

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WV sorry for my stupidity and endless dumb questions. Yes I do have plenty of heat in rad and airbox from heater. Probably not a bad peace of mind to check it so do I need to pull the full couling between the seats to get to the bleeder.. or is it accessable taking the airbox off top?
 

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WV sorry for my stupidity and endless dumb questions. Yes I do have plenty of heat in rad and airbox from heater. Probably not a bad peace of mind to check it so do I need to pull the full couling between the seats to get to the bleeder.. or is it accessable taking the airbox off top?
if your not overheating your fine..call me if you want to
 

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the bleeder is where the coolant goes into the engine. just pull off the console.

Or and easier way is to jack the front end up high, then with it running the air bubbles will make there way to the highest point, do this with the cap removed also.
 

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Finally finished my heater. Plumbed, wired and ducted ( 2 -3" ducts) into the cab. Ran it for about an hour and a half around the ranch this aftenoon with the cab closed and heater on and it was quite a bit more than toasty.. Glad to have the l, m, high settings. I think winter is going to be more tolerable now. Apparently I must have gotten the air out as the Rhino warmed up and temperature came up to normal and did not overheat and put out a bunch of heat so I think I am good.. Thanks guys for all your help.
 
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