Cracked water inlet on 2002 2.7L Intrepid
I have a 2002 Intrepid 2.7L. The water inlet came apart while driving the other day, so off it was to the dealer to get a replacement. $100 later and lots of :evil: I got the new one on. Here is my question.
The original part had the bleedvalve located on the inlet itself. The replacement has the bleedvalve located on the hose housing coming in on the front of the housing. I did not replace the whole tube going through to the back of the engine, so I do not have a bleedvalve to bleed the cooling system.
After the installation I filled the coolant to the max level and ran the engine for approx. 5 min. I squeesed all the hoses I could get to to remove trapped air. Replaced the coolant cap and took it for a drive. Heat guage came up to the normal level and no leaks.
Is it ok to have the outlet installed without a bleedvalve, or is there any potential problems? Will the lack of a bleedvalve cause a pressure in the outlet(looks like cheap plastic) and make it burst again?
I appreciate your response