Originally Posted by Smythe38
Has anyone replaced the radiator on a 2002 freightliner chassis with 5.9 cummins? How difficult?
What make and model MH are you talking about. Every one is different.
I can tell you that it is very time consuming. 8-10 hours to take it out.
A lot more to change the core and reframe the unit, A lot more time to put it back in. Lots of little detail that make putting it back in not all that easy. Later I will post the putting in details. I learned more putting in than taking out.
I am completely back in place and have been working in horribly hot mugging conditions. This weekend it was 98 in the sun and the dew point was 76.
had to work in three shifts.
Saturday - mostly attaching the surge tank on top, sheet metal on each side of tank. bolt holes are a pain to align, hook up output pipe of CAC. getting entire unit back into the back of MH. Single handed. Some 2x4 and in she went.
sunday 6:30 to 9, shower, change closes, drink gator-aid. back to it at 10 to 12 and repeat what I said before. take a break and start again 4-6, not as humid but hotter. that was 7 hours to put on 6 hoses, the fan shroud, the oil & replenishment tanks and support bracket, back support rods,bottom bolt nuts, hydraulic lines, dip stick anchors and refill the radiator with the old fluid.
Need more fluids and want to take off the input pipe to the CAC for cleaning, replace the air filter and then will try starting engine.