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Old 07-07-2019, 01:21 PM   #15
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But he paid for a cooler that fits...
If I was me, I would have Source Engineering pay shipping to return it - or have them pay for a local welder to remount the mounting tabs/brackets (if that's the only difference).
Kind of my thinking, however I do need to get the coach back together so I'm going to see Monday if the local shop can fix my old one. Then I'll just return this one for a refund. I can't wait too long as I have places to go!

Source can take it up with the manufacturer.
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I almost threw up. Went to wash some of the oil and dirt off the radiator since it is exposed with the oil cooler off. Ran a hose on it, then noticed what looked like some grass in the fins and touched it with my finger. YIKES.

Think a new rad is in my near future.
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If the fins are just bent from something brushing against them, they can be straightened easily with a radiator "comb"(or left as is).

I hope it is notating more serious than that - cant tell from photo.
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CountryB, I'm not getting off that easy. If you enlarge the image you will see the fins just collapsed. All I did was run my finger tip along the row. No real pressure at all. I would have barely moved a pencil on my desk with the force I used.

I imagine they have thinned out from corrosion over the past 14 years. I have a original 1969 rad in my pickup that hasn't shown any of that kind of failure.

I think I have a new rad in my future. Hope to be able to get over the mountains to Calgary and back with this one.
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Update - local shop took out two rows of the cooler to weld it up. Source is taking back the defective one although he warned me the fixed one may not last that long. I'll take my chances for the rest of the summer. Save the money for a new rad
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Got the old cooler back and installed. Had a leak from a poorly tightened fitting, but other than that she is good.

Yes, the image is upside down, the repair is near the exit port at the bottom front of the cooler. They took out two rows to create space to weld up the leak. They also took out the bottom plate (no cooling implications as it is not a passage for oil).
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Update. We drove from Vancouver to Calgary, then to Snohomish WA, total of about 26 hours wheels turning. The oil cooler held. Jim at Source guaranteed me the repair wouldn't hold and he may still prove to be right, but so far it has done what we needed. It was over 100 F on the leg from Spokane Ritzville, so it got a work out.

He also seems to have found the "next guy" to sell the one I returned to (after cutting off the brackets and mounting them on the correct side) - I saw another thread with an oil cooler problem.
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