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Old 08-03-2016, 05:43 PM   #1
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Cleaning radiator and air cooler in a DP

Just clean my coolers on my DP. I use Simple green pro hd. It work awesome. Sprayed it on let it set for 5 minutes hose off. Clean the motor good too.
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Good job....this seems to be a maintenance item that's often overlooked....until the "my coach is running hot" thread is started, ha-ha.....
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I have that task ahead of me. Haven't yet popped the access hatch in our rear bath DP. We have a rear radiator. Not sure what to expect.

Glad that yours turned out well.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:20 PM   #4
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Just clean my coolers on my DP. I use Simple green pro hd. It work awesome. Sprayed it on let it set for 5 minutes hose off. Clean the motor good too.

A few questions
Did you dilute the Simple Green, label says 14:1?

How did you apply it?

Side radiator or rear?

I read somewhere that side radiators are a sandwich of two cores and you had to do some disassembly to get the center clean ?
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A few questions
Did you dilute the Simple Green, label says 14:1?

How did you apply it?

Side radiator or rear?

I read somewhere that side radiators are a sandwich of two cores and you had to do some disassembly to get the center clean ?
Rear radiator.

Did not dilute.

I have two core too.

spray cooler from the inside and outside. Let sit for 5 minutes then rinsed. did this twice.

My cooler were bad. Not sure when they were clean if ever.

Used a garden hose to clean the coolers
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Rear radiator.

Did not dilute.

I have two core too.

spray cooler from the inside and outside. Let sit for 5 minutes then rinsed. did this twice.

My cooler were bad. Not sure when they were clean if ever.

Used a garden hose to clean the coolers
Is your CAC stacked against the radiator?
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Is your CAC stacked against the radiator?

Yes.
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Yes.
Take a look at post #31 here Radiator and CAC cleaning
It is hard to get them clean without taking the apart...........I was shocked after several good washing and finally took it apart to do the job. I could not believe what was still in there between them

Hopefully your cleaning keeps it cool with no problems.........
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I clean my side radiator once a year, I use this
Simple Green 32 oz. Extreme Motorsports Cleaner and Degreaser-1901000113440 - The Home Depot


With a pump lawn sprayer to get between the radiator and the Air charge cooler, soak it down twice, wash out with a garden hose. Once the build up occurs its very hard to get rid of it.
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Mine are in the rear, are stacked as well, and were really bad with hard oily buildup. It was difficult to clean without taking them all apart, but not impossible.

I just wanted to add that there's a very simple and effective test to see if they are clean all the way though. Just hold a small rag by one end on the back side of the radiator with the engine running. Plugged areas will be easy to spot. If there are none, you're good to go....

Otherwise, you aren't done yet!
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We found a better cleaner.

Greased lightening from lowes.

It is about 10 bucks for a gallon but only 26 bucks for a 5 gallon unit.

Our 6.0 needed the oil cooler changed so we sprayed GL in full strength let is soak and rinsed.

About 3 rounds the motor looked new and auto tech was very happy.

You can watch the stuff melt off.
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We found a better cleaner.

Greased lightening from lowes.

It is about 10 bucks for a gallon but only 26 bucks for a 5 gallon unit.

Our 6.0 needed the oil cooler changed so we sprayed GL in full strength let is soak and rinsed.

About 3 rounds the motor looked new and auto tech was very happy.

You can watch the stuff melt off.

I just looked on their website to see if it was safe to use on aluminum. I might have missed it, but it doesn't mention aluminum safe. Does the container that used mention if it is safe to use on aluminum?
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Did not look but used it on all and seemed fine.

You could check Web page maybe.
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foaming air conditioning coil cleaner works great. last year i had cleaned mine with simple green when i read about using coil cleaner and decided to try it.
i had not moved the rig when i redid it and could not believe what washed out of them. it is available at home depot.
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