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Old 10-20-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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radiator leaks in Country Coach

Anyone have up to date information about radiator leaks in the Country Coach Inspire? Aluminum or otherwise.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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I bought my 05 Inspire in 07 and found that it had a small leak. Fortunately, even though the warranty was expired, Country Coach stood behind it and replaced it with a steel radiator no cost to me but I believe it was a big job.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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CC radiator leaks

Thanks so much for your reply. I have an 06 Inspire. Did yours have the aluminum radiator?
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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Yes, unfortunately! The aluminum radiators created quite a few problems and I believe that it was mostly because of being mounted on steel frames or brackets that expand and contract at different rates. Country Coach in 07 was very good about standing behind the problem even though my 05 was well beyond the written warranty.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:23 AM   #5
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I had a 2002 Intrigue and had the radiator go out. Not a cheap fix. Good luck
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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Did the 07s go with a steel radiator?
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:05 PM   #7
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06 Intrigue Radiator leaks

Can anyone recommend a shop to replace the aluminum radiator in an 06 Intrigue, somewhere in the southeast?

Thanks, Jerry
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:28 AM   #8
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My previous M/H had an aluminum radiator which had a small leak.
I got a can of Bars Leak and put it in and drove it....leak stopped. I drove it for 2 more years before selling it and buying another coach. Still no leaks!
Some might disagree, but it will work for you too.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:04 PM   #9
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Thanks, I'll try that, I thought about stop leak, but figured it may stop up something else that it wasn't supposed to. But, I'm really not into spending $7k if I don't have to either.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #10
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Thanks, I'll try that, I thought about stop leak, but figured it may stop up something else that it wasn't supposed to. But, I'm really not into spending $7k if I don't have to either.
Nah, it was only $4K for me
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:48 PM   #11
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I found this company in Al. They said they could make on to match.
C,G & J Inc. dba
Brice Thomas Radiator I live in middle Ga. My plan was to have it removed and transport it to Al. to have it matched. It would have cost me about one third of the CCC price. I was able to repair mine. Good luck
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I had a small leak in my Dodge diesel radiator over 10 years ago and used Alumiseal(back when it was actually aluminum). Hasn't leaked since.
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Mine went this summer, it was piled with dirt and leaves way beyond what you would think in the corners and all that rotted it over the years. I would run my finger across the fins and they would just fall apart, so $1495.00 for radiator out of Buffalo,Ny , 10 gallons of anti freeze $100.00 and my labor job was done. I personally would not put any sealant in the system as you will have repercussions for it down the road.If it is leaking fix it before it lets you down on the road. The repair bill will then shoot up for sure along with spending your time or vacation in a hotel waiting for the repair. Most systems run under 15# of pressure and if it is rotted and weak you know what is going to happen..........
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Speaking only for Alumiseal and K&W block seal, I have never had anything detrimental or over heating happen from using them.

I also use a good brand of water pump lubricant to extend the life of the pump.
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