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Author Topic: Radiator leaking in Missouri  (Read 3227 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2009, 08:29:57 PM »

Craig,
Could you stop at the Iowa border and pick up my toad for me? Its in the lot at Diamond Joe's Casino at Exit 214 on I-35. Oh thats right, you won't be coming that way.

Did you get a little snow out there in Wyoming? They're talking snow here in Oklahoma for crying out loud!
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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2009, 08:50:05 PM »

It is possible that it is not your radiator. I sprung a leek on my 7 and it was one of the lines that runs from  the top of the radiator to the overflow tank. It was an old metal pipe that was rusted through. The location that it was in it was hard to determine where the coolant was coming from.
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2009, 05:35:52 AM »

We're in the uncle-in-law's driveway in Oklahoma now dripping green fluid all over his concrete.

The problem is that coolant stains. Don't ask me how I know Grin. Usually it works to keep it hosed off, but if it soaks in overnight, then it leaves a stain (for me anyways). I went to the auto parts store, and they had a parking lot cleaner. It was about 8 bucks a gallon, and man was it powerful smelling. I put it down, and overnight it didn't do anything. A night later, we got a bucket washing rain storm. I looked at the drive, and the stain was gone. Moral of the story, use enough water to rinse it off.

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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2009, 06:31:37 AM »

Fred, what is your TOAD doing away from the bus and you?
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2009, 07:33:01 PM »

Jack,

My understanding is that all DD 71 Series are dry sleeves. 

If this is not correct I'm ready to be informed because I sure don't need cavitation problems!!

At least I have no doubt that my 671 has dry sleeves.
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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2009, 04:53:50 AM »

I heard or read somewhere that the 92 series were wet sleeves.  Maybe Don Fairchild or someone with more DD knowledge will chime in.  Jack
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2009, 05:17:27 AM »

Jack, the 92 series are not a complete wet sleeve per say only 2 inches of the sleeve at the top comes in contact with the coolant.And they have always used the green antifreeze with DD specs with no problems , no distilled water was ever mention in the manual they only water DD tells not to use is ditch water LOL.Some people waste their money using the pre-charged extend life antifreeze with distilled water in the 2 strokes but they do what works for them    good luck
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2009, 05:45:02 AM »

Jack, the 92 series are not a complete wet sleeve per say only 2 inches of the sleeve at the top comes in contact with the coolant.And they have always used the green antifreeze with DD specs with no problems , no distilled water was ever mention in the manual they only water DD tells not to use is ditch water LOL.Some people waste their money using the pre-charged extend life antifreeze with distilled water in the 2 strokes but they do what works for them    good luck

Thanks for the information.  I guess I was kinda partly correct (about 2" worth LOL)  Jack
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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2009, 06:00:25 AM »

My Series 60 has always had plain green coolant.  No Detroit Diesel dealer or anyone else has ever mentioned any issues.  I do keep the SCAs up by testing at least once a year.
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« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2009, 06:14:40 AM »

Craig,
Could you stop at the Iowa border and pick up my toad for me? Its in the lot at Diamond Joe's Casino at Exit 214 on I-35. Oh thats right, you won't be coming that way.

Did you get a little snow out there in Wyoming? They're talking snow here in Oklahoma for crying out loud!
Fred

Yeah, I won't be coming that way.

We got snow. Not a lot, but the wind was so bad yesterday, the visibility was in the negative numbers!  Some of the worst I've seen it and I grew up here. I can't figure out why the had not closed the roads I was on. We made it, though. My water manifolds froze up because of the cross wind blowing. My water bay heater only runs when the house heat runs, and since I was running the coach heater, it froze. Didn't take long to thaw it once we got to Laramie.

Heading out this morning for home.
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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2009, 06:19:28 AM »

Belfert, up to this year you could buy the pre-charged extended life antifreeze in the green but the suppliers have changed to colors now fwiw  
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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2009, 09:17:41 AM »

Brian,
The Toad isn't here because I tried using a crummy "universal" tow bar which by the time we got to the Iowa border, i decided to quit using. I was spending so much time watching the rearview camera, stopping to check and then watching the camera again that we decided to get along without the toad. Real glad we made that decision.

I'm going to look for a used/rebuilt Blue Ox and do it the right way.
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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2009, 09:25:18 AM »

I'm going to look for a used/rebuilt Blue Ox and do it the right way.
Fred

Fred,
   Look at www.hitchtrader.com  Just click on "BUY"  Great prices on used towing equipment.  That is where we found our M&G and the baseplates for our Roadmaster towbar.  Both at 1/2 or less than new from the manufacturer.  Jack
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