If you know what this is, then you know why you need it.
Birdman has done it again with one of those simple things
that every 308 owner needs, even if he doesn't know it
What the heck is it for?
When you change your coolant and need to bleed
the air from the system, you will have to open the
bleeder screw on the thermostat housing to get the air out.
Unfortunately, the bleed screw that Ferrari supplied has no
bleed hole in the middle, so you have to take the screw all
the way out. Once coolant starts to squirt out, indicating
that the air is out of the system, you can't get the bleeder
screw back in because coolant is squirting all over the
place and it's hot as hell! Then you drop the bleeder screw
and coolant goes everywhere while you try to find it. This
usually results in some swearing and an hour or so of work
to get back to where you started, not to mention coolant all
over the engine and your timing belts (ask me how I know!)
That's where the EZBleed screw comes in!
First of all, I did not invent this. It's just a bleed
screw designed the way Ferrari should have designed it from
the start--the same design as the one up front in the
radiator. It has a hole down the middle connecting to a hole
on the side. You open it up about 2 turns and the air comes
right out. You don't have to open it anywhere near
far enough that you are in danger of having it come out.
Once the coolant starts squirting, just screw it back in and
tighten it down. Done!
How is it constructed?
The EZBleed screw is made of the same material the
Ferrari bleed screw is made of (brass) and comes with a
brand new copper crush washer, same as the Ferrari. The only
thing it doesn't have is a crappy design that burns your
hands and gets coolant all over the place while you swear
The EZBleed screw is now being manufactured by
Unobtainium Supply and is available through them. Please
drop Verell a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell him you heard about it here!
The EZBleed screw will end the nightmare of bleeding the
engine of a 308 or Mondial. For a complete bleeding