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    I've just replaced the radiator in my vec, does anyone know if it's self bleeding, i.e just run it without the expansion tank cap on until the bubbles disappear or is there another way for this engine?

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    Disconnect the left hand heater matrix hose to aid bleeding. Wait until water reaches it and the re-connect

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    Cheers John, that's that problem sorted now lol, radiator was well knacked lol, both bottom corners up to about halfway point rotton. All in all not to bad a job to change though.

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    Hi Cam,where did you get your antifreeze from and which 1 did you use???

    I want to use the Red Vx longlife,i can only find it on ebay but its sold in 12x 1 litre bottles at a cost of £35 delivered a great price i know but i don't need 12 litres,not asked at the dealers yet,maybe you can help,also where did you buy your radiator from?????

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    Any red stuff will do mate, only difference with the VX stuff is the basge and the cost

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    Cheers John............

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    I got my radiator from VX £88 through Trade Club and I used VX long life anti freeze, I bought 5 litres for around £15 again through trade club.

    The VX long life is a 1/1 dilution i.e 1 litre water to 1 litre antifreeze

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    Cheers Cam,thanks for the info......

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