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    Good Morning,

    Snapped the yellow cap off of the black coolant tank lid assembly. I applied an epoxy resin to the two parts and screwed the yellow cap back on to the header tank. Purchased a new cap off eBay. This morning I had to remove the cap to fit the new one. Unfortunately once I removed the cap chunks of epoxy resin fell in to the coolant in the expansion tank.

    I obviously want to remove these bits as I don't want epoxy resin chunks damaging anything internal.

    How do I just drain the header tank without having to drain the entire coolant system?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Take the big hose off of the bottom of the header tank. It'll pour out from there, but it'll do the trick

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    Thanks mate.

    One quick question, there appears to be a metal clip on the hose at the base of the header tank, how do I unclip it?

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    Pair of pliers, squeeze the two tangs together and it will release. It's a good idea to have a jubilee clip at hand incase it breaks tho. Mine didn't, theyre fairly sturdy

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    Thank you for your help mate.

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    Done!

    Now all I need to do is top up with new anti-freeze!

    Do I need to bleed the system or is it as simple as topping up with anti-freeze and putting the cap back on?

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    You should be able to just top it up. To bleed it all you do is take it for a run with the heaters on full heat and full blow

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    Thank you once again mate.

    All done now with your help. You can probably tell I haven't done much DIY on my own car!

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    Thats why we're all here mate. Got to help each other out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lean6 View Post
    Do I need to bleed the system ?
    The purpose of a header tank is so that you don't need to bleed the system as any air will end up at the highest point of the cooling system - which just so happens to be the header tank. Hence why you only half fill it.

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