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Old 12-08-2011, 08:27 AM   #10
EDawg
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Originally Posted by BMW-North View Post
Why do you need to drive the car "around"?

I've successfully bled 50+ times and never moved the car from the garage?

Raising the front end and revving the engine has sufficed?

I think most of the probs I read about on here with bleeding coolant is due to folk not waiting till the thermostat is open to ensure the circulation is occuring and then topping off.
driving the car "around" just facilitates the warming up process to get the thermostat to open up. if you want to rev the engine up in your garage/driveway, then by all means, go for it. i just don't like to subject my neighbors to excessive noise, nor do i want to subject the people around me, including myself, to breathing in excessive exhaust fumes.
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