Re: radiator fill
You don't have a cap on the radiator, the reservoir is actually a pressurized part of the cooling system. You won't notice it suck coolant in as soon as you turn on the engine, but you should notice a little circulation coming from the upper hose into the tank. The coolant level should drop sloooowly until the thermostat opens, at which time you should notice a drop then swell of the coolant level. The system is set up to be self bleeding, so you shouldn't worry about air bubbles, just warm it up to open the thermostat, then let it cool, and check your coolant level.
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