Welp as i was typing that message it did infact drain by the way you just said...but now i'm having a problem filling it up...the overflow is filled and the hose going to the motor with the silver cap on it is full and i even drove it 15 mins and left it warm up...i have full heat, but i took out a good bit and i only put 2gal in right now....any ideas?
No i didn't....i got almost a 5 gal bucket full out of it before...but i think thats some water that i used to fill the rad back up to try and get the overflow empty....I have it running now...and it has been for about 15 mins and the temp is right on and the heat is warm as hell....so maybe it is full...i dont know...i'll just have to keep an eye on it for a week or so.
do you have a 50/50 mixture?? Let the truck cool off a bit, remove the cap and bleeder screw. Fill until the coolant comes out of bleeder hole. Next install bleeder and put back the cap. That's it!!! If the coolant system needs more coolant it will be sucked out thru the overflow tank on it's own.
The rad, hoses and overflow holds just over 2 gals.
I suggest you buy (very cheap) a coolant reader gauge at your local parts store. Because from what I'm gathering you have 1/3 coolant and 2/3 water which is not good. You need atleast 50/50 mixture. If you have a very cold day kiss your motor good bye!!!