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It burped and now it's running good. I checked the fluid and it dropped. I drove it around the neighborhood and to the parts store and it's fine now.

When you say burped, I guess it had air in the coolant system?
That's what I'm guessing. It held at the full line after I filled it and squeezed the hoses. checked it again after driving around the block and it was down a power aid bottle full. I topped it off and it hasn't moved since. Hasn't run hot since.

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The water pump was a pain to change. The water pump was original. It didn't want to come out. I looked it up and read that lots of people had to use hammers and wedges to get the old one out. It took one guy 2 days to get his out. I used an 8lb hammer and a pry bar. Took me 20 minutes.

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You are right Cory.. it had air in it..
These Northstar engines in Cadillacs are bad about that too..
Check it again after you drive it a little ways..
 

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It is always good to find out how to change the coolant in a system like that and make sure to bleed all the air out. Some vehicles have a bleed screw at the upper most part of the system, just do it on their own. Glad you figured it out.

Also, why did you put Power Aid in the coolant? Does it need the extra electorlites? :lol:
 

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It is always good to find out how to change the coolant in a system like that and make sure to bleed all the air out. Some vehicles have a bleed screw at the upper most part of the system, just do it on their own. Glad you figured it out.

Also, why did you put Power Aid in the coolant? Does it need the extra electorlites? [emoji38]
Just a couple electrolytes. Not enough for a gatoraid.. [emoji38]

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