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Old 07-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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Radiator Cleaning

I've always admired side radiator motorhomes, especially since they are usually associated with higher-end coaches. After cleaning mine today, I am even more impressed.

Having had a rear radiator pusher for the past 8 years, I had come to appreciate if you don't clean them at least annually, they will likely run hot when you ask the engine to work hard. It was always a messy ordeal.

Today I did the Allure. Sprayed the outside and inside (what I could get to inside) with my usual mix. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, start the engine and then flush with clean water from the outside. Basically, there seemed to be no dirt or grime in what came out. When done, I did notice the fan blades are now very white.
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Being away from the slobber tube vapors, and up the side of the coach away from the rear wheel dust, really helps the rad stay clean .
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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I have found that my side radiator is the bane of dusty campgrounds. I've seen people look up and see me coming but I'm never able to see if they are giving me the 1 fingered salute. They just disappear into a dense cloud of fine dust. I had to replace my radiator on my 2002 coach because the Alu just started falling apart. I also try to keep it clean and it does make a big difference in it's cooling capacity.
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I have found that my side radiator is the bane of dusty campgrounds. I've seen people look up and see me coming but I'm never able to see if they are giving me the 1 fingered salute. They just disappear into a dense cloud of fine dust. I had to replace my radiator on my 2002 coach because the Alu just started falling apart. I also try to keep it clean and it does make a big difference in it's cooling capacity.
You have the "dust cloud" possibly caused by a bad fan controller. Another thing that causes the cloud is having your climate controls on the dash set to either "vent" or "AC" Having either one selected causes the fan controller to call for an increase in fan speed and this is where you get the cloud.
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Thanks Don. I'll check it out.
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I have found that my side radiator is the bane of dusty campgrounds. I've seen people look up and see me coming but I'm never able to see if they are giving me the 1 fingered salute. They just disappear into a dense cloud of fine dust. I had to replace my radiator on my 2002 coach because the Alu just started falling apart. I also try to keep it clean and it does make a big difference in it's cooling capacity.

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