Mityvac intercooler coolant refill?

The intercooler cooling system for the STS-V is self-bleeding, although it can take a bit to complete. I have been considering using a system like the Mityvac 4535 with a compressor to both leak check and refill under vacuum to ensure all air is out of the system.

This system takes a vacuum on the coolant system to pull the air out, and clean fluid in. I would attach it at the Tee reservoir.

The Mityvac 4535 is around $108 but perhaps can be had on loan from O’Reilly’s Autoparts. Then I’ll need to get a better air source to draw a vaccum. Either would be a seldom use item for me so that makes them dear to purchase. It is possible a local shop could do this also but the fee might have paid for one of the tools.

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An alternate appears to be the UView 550000 Airlift Cooling System Leak Checker and air purge kit.

Thinking I will add this process after I replace the intercooler hoses with the Spectre stainless kink-free hoses planned for this weekend.

Update:

I ‘cheated’ and ordered the Mityvac 4535, and will have to shop a larger air compressor. Should made my intercooler experiments easier and more controlled.

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