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Old 10-11-2015, 04:14 PM   #1
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Engine Cleaning DP Rear Radiator

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I have noticed that the engine on my 2005 Airstream DP (rear radiator) is starting to look a bit "untidy" in the last 11 months since I purchased it. We have put almost 12,000 miles on it and the usual dirt and grime are starting to accumulate. If I want to clean it myself, What is the best way and how do I go about avoiding any electrical issues (It is a Freightliner chassis and a CAT 330 C7 acert engine). Access to the top is under the bed.
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It's raining, what to do??
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Thanks, it wasn't obvious from the title!
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From the engine side if the coolers, with a garden sprayer use a solution of 1 cup Dawn and 1 cup Simple Green Extreme to 1 1/2 gal of water. Let set about 5 minutes, and rinse with garden hose. I do this three times, but the 2nd and 3rd are with the engine running. The fan will throw the solution to the dirtiest part of the coolers. I have about 7 inches to use the wand on the garden sprayer. The last flush with garden hose takes about 15 minutes to run clear without bubbles. Total time about 1 hour.
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From the engine side if the coolers, with a garden sprayer use a solution of 1 cup Dawn and 1 cup Simple Green Extreme to 1 1/2 gal of water. Let set about 5 minutes, and rinse with garden hose. I do this three times, but the 2nd and 3rd are with the engine running. The fan will throw the solution to the dirtiest part of the coolers. I have about 7 inches to use the wand on the garden sprayer. The last flush with garden hose takes about 15 minutes to run clear without bubbles. Total time about 1 hour.
But first make sure the wife's new car with the windows down isn't parked anyway near the rear of the coach. I mean nowhere near! The radiator clean job may only take 1 hour, but the car cleaning inside and outside will take much longer, and a wife never forgets things like that. Never.
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