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Old 10-16-2015, 10:22 AM   #57
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I want to thank you all of you; IASM, gsander1, deandec, dons2346, smitty, smlranger, DMTTRANSPORT and of course Mr_D! Your helpful comments, pictures and suggestions have been very valuable.

Now, for a wild suggestion - WHAT IF you put a "Y" and two shut off valves before and after the pump, replace the pump if it fails on the road just turn off the valves to the pump and turn on the valves for the bypass?

It maybe a weird idea, but I thought I ask!

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Waste of good $$$. If the pump isn't leaking, you can leave it in place as it won't hurt anything.

You can tell if the pump is running by starting the motor, then crawl under the coach, and put your finger on the end of the pump shaft, You can feel it turning if it is running.

The normal failure mode is for the pump seal to leak on the motor side and because of the mounting, the coolant runs down into the motor
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:01 PM   #58
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Unnecessary and non-useful complexity. More possible points of failure.

As an example, some years ago I was experiencing hot coolant bleeding past the control valve in to the heater core in the summer while running dash A/C. I needed to stop it to get the cold air I needed to be comfortable. I installed a ball valve in-line on the coolant supply hose. It leaked. I couldn't get it to stop leaking. I installed a union to rejoin the hose ends and used a small clamp from Home Depot to stop coolant flow. Now the leak was fixed and the problem was solved. Point is that sometimes the simplest solution is the best.
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Well, with the help of a good friend who is a car mechanic, today we changed the engine oil, oil filter, fuel filters, air filter, and the same for generator. My friend also took the pump off, capped the power, and used a 4" x 3/4" piece of PVC and bypassed the pump. If I had this problem while traveling it would have been VERY inconvenient and expensive to fix. So, I'm glad it happened at home.
I'm very appreciative of all your posts!

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