Thanks for the update. And it's good to know that the discount is working.
PS: Silicone hoses are one of those nice areas where people seem to be happy with all of the suppliers.
The discount was even a bit better than what is listed.
Started the engine today and the rad bottom hose did not want to get hot. Jacked the front up and topped up the rad up using a funnel via the bleed. It was about half an inch down when on the level. Worked fine after that. Unlikely the was air trapped at the top of the rad as the top of the rad, top hose and heater hoses were hot but the bottom of the rad stone cold. The air probably got out of wherever it was when I took the bleed out.
Well, it won't until the whole caboodle is hot enough for the stat to open...
It was easily hot enough but either an airlock was blocking the coolant from flowing or an airlock at the thermostat was stopping the thermostat from opening. The top of the rad and the pipes either side of the heater were hot which suggests that when the pump was running these areas were full of hot coolant. When I removed the bleed screw with the engine off the coolant was down a bit which suggests that air had been trapped somewhere. After the air was removed the system worked correctly. Prior to removing the air I had done a few stop and starts and seen the temperature go above 100.