There is a coolant air bleed by your oil tank. I just went through this when I installed a speed water pump. Remove the plug on the line and fill the coolant resi till you get coolant out of the small air bleed hose. Install the plug And top it off. I ran mine with the cap off of the resi to top it off as the level went down. Let the fan cycle and then ready for a test drive.
I would recommend it for sure. Mine was "working just fine" figured I should replace it before I have a melt down and found out it was worse than I had thought. Lots of freeplay from the drive pins on the shaft. So hopefully problem avoided I'll post up a video on my youtube of the freeplay from pins to shaft.Much Appreciated. I should probably do the speed water pump now as well.
\There is a coolant air bleed by your oil tank. I just went through this when I installed a speed water pump. Remove the plug on the line and fill the coolant resi till you get coolant out of the small air bleed hose. Install the plug And top it off. I ran mine with the cap off of the resi to top it off as the level went down. Let the fan cycle and then ready for a test drive.
It wasnt bad at all. Remove clutches, inner housing. And my plan was to replace the crank output at the same time since the 4 bolts on the front of the inner clutch housing hold the flange for the output shaft/ bearing. Just be ready to deal with falling coolant. I used a small kiddie pool. Removed my rear plastic skid. Popped the main coolant hose and bam. Hardest part really is having a buddy turn the engine over i.e. alternator pulley till the water pump gear clears the counter balancer and comes right out. Just remember to only turn the engine in a fashion to where it's in its normal rotation. CCW when looking at the clutch. The mechanical seal gave me a little trouble on the way out. But wasnt bad. I know I know I should of made a video.\
How hard was that Speed water pump job?
Looks like the housing lower bolts may be a PITA- or is there access from below?
Did you have the coolant line come off infront of the engine? Right there at the thermostat? I've had the same hose come off twice now. Thinking I have a thermostat issue building pressure.....Hi Everybody,
I have a2018 XX and last week I had a coolant line slip off by the motor. I reinstalled it today and realized there is no radiator cap on radiator. How do I get coolant into the system? Is there a bleeder screw?
How many miles?I think either my thermostat or water pump went tits-up while the rig was being test driven at the shop today. I would bet it is the water pump. If it is, i'll be doing the speed water pump update too.
I've used 1/8" NPT push button bleeder valves on my race cars. Brass construction with a rubber seat and they have worked perfectly for many years. Unfortunately, I can't remember where I bought them!Speed had a cool idea on their race cars. They had a Schrader Valve on the end of that bleed hose so they could easily burp any extra air out. At the time I didn't know it was something special or I would have asked more questions. I don't know if it is a special high temp Schrader valve or what but it would be worth looking into
I have about 1200 miles, with most being dunes and desert. I believe they say sustained high RPM driving kills these pumps and I fall into this category. However, I won't be able to confirm that it is the pump until next week. I should have just replaced it, because I knew it was just a matter of time until it went out. So regardless, it will get replaced now. The truth is that I was waiting for feedback on the Speed pump swap out- new parts sometimes have new issues.How many miles?
Trying to get a gauge on when I will need to do mine...