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Coolant question - 83-GL1100 I

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I removed the bottom radiator hose so I could remove the timing belt cover to check the belts. They are new, but I ran into trouble when I put everything back together.
About 3/4 gallon of coolant came out but O was able to add less the 1/2 gallon.
I started the engine for a little bit to see if the level in the reservoir would come down but it didn't. The crossover tubes started to get warm but the thermostat housing didn't.
I read something about using a vacuum pump but I have no idea where or how.
Can anyone help me?
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Kiko
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take the cap off the radiator and run the engine you will see after it warms up and the thermastat open it will burb and you will be able to add more coolent
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Darn, I have to take the "fake tank out".
Unless someone know any easier way to take the cap off ..
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no easy way, off comes the false tank.
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When I removed the tank I realized my mistake. I thought the reservoir was pressurized, when I removed the "tank" I realized it's not, the water goes into the radiator from the reservoir only when the system cools. DUH
I don't know what I was thinking. Probably about the lady next door :)
Good thing I didn't run it for long.

Thank you very much for the help.
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