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Old 06-22-2015, 07:09 PM   #1
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Low Engine Coolant

Driving home yesterday my 40 foot Phaeton rear deisel pusher powered down and left me stranded on a busy highway. I managed to get to the side of the road. Saw low engine coolant light on . I shut the engine down for a minute. cranked it back up and limped back home at a slow speed not using the AC. No low engine coolant light was on and it seemed to be driving normal with regular power but I drove very slow just in case. I need to know what happened and what to do about it. It is a a storage place and they do not work on engines.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:52 PM   #2
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There is a coolant level sensor in the coolant recovery tank. It should have given you a warning long before your engine cutoff. You should check the coolant level. If it's okay, get it to a Cummins shop. If it's low, get the level right and take it for a test drive.
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Did u check your coolant level? and for leaks? If your coolant is a little low the warning light will come on when the engine is cold and go off when the engine warms up.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:21 PM   #4
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We had the same problem on our Damon Astoria DP when we first got it. If the coolant level was at low end of the "acceptable " range the light came on.

I now keep the coolant level at the top line of the coolant reservoir and have gotten no messages since.

It's kind of stupid for a new motorhome to be delivered without enough coolant to avoid an automatic shut off!!
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