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Old 08-03-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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I've been slimed. Drip drip drip

Ok newbie here. Just got the coach home backed her down long driveway and in the barn. Idled for a few to cool her down, walked around the rear DP, and green liquid, about a 12oz water bottle amount, is dripping all over the concrete floor. At least she waited until we got home. Engine temp was normal.
Now, what to do? I'll have to get her to a shop for repair, but afraid as to whether I should drive her there, get so one to come out, or lastly, have her towed?....??
I know there are some smart men out there, and I need some good advice. I can't fix it myself. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:56 PM   #2
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You need to know how badly it is leaking before you try you drive it to a shop. Clean underneath, open the engine compartment and let it run at a high idle--1500 RPMs or so. See how much it is leaking and where from Then, decide it you want to chance taking it to a shop. It might be an easy fix, such as a loose clamp.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:57 PM   #3
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First thing I would do is find out what is leaking. could be just a little over flow .
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Let's assume the fluid you see is coolant. If you have an overflow reservoir which may be a white plastic vessel that holds about a gallon of fluid, look to see if there is any fluid and if it's green. If it's green, the stuff you see on the floor is likely of the same origin.
Take your flashlight and search around the engine compartment for any sign of a leak. Then, top off the fluid with a HD Green Pre mixed Antifreeze that says on the jug that it is compatible with all types. Most Prestone products are of this type.
Now, start the engine and again, with flashlight in hand, try to identify the source and quantity of the leak.
If the leak is of a drip in nature, chances are you should be able to drive it to a repair shop if you have one nearby keeping a close eye on the temperature.
If it's a running leak, I would call a serviceman or have it towed to a repair facility.
If you have Roadside Emergency Plan, Coachnet, Good Sam or AAA, I would call them first to have it towed.
Good luck with which ever way goes for you. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:37 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I believe it is antifreeze. Will follow your suggestions and get through it. This coach is immaculate and I hope I just don't start having a lot of problems. Was well taken care of and documented and I hope this is a small issue.


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Your first post mentions a Cummins 360........so, I assume you have an ISC engine. If so, the engine coolant pump is on the drivers side of engine and is belt driven. Look closely around that pump.
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You said you backed down a long driveway. Depending how steep it was if your reservoir (coolant tank) was over filled it may have leaked some out of there.
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First thing I would do is find out what is leaking. could be just a little over flow .
My advice as well.. If you had any coolant system service done it may just be overflow.
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Make sure there are no access from pets to that stuff, one lick and it is lethal.
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Well.. I located the leak coming from the red tube above what I believe is part of the manifold. I have no idea what it is or what to do next. Click image for larger version

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Anyone know what this could be?


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Anyone know what this could be?


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Am I doing something wrong? I have not seen any comments since this last post
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Well.. I located the leak coming from the red tube above what I believe is part of the manifold. I have no idea what it is or what to do next. Attachment 102341Attachment 102342


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Looks like antifreeze. I suggest having a Cummins shop look at it.
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Maybe if you post your problem in the "power train garage forum - cummins engine" section of the forum you may get an answer.
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