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Old 07-04-2017, 12:34 PM   #15
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I have done auto work on so many different types of vehicles it's not even funny. Low power steering fluid would not cause your engine coolant to get hot. The power steering system and your chassis engine are two totally separate systems. The serpentine or main drive belt is the only physical connection your power steering system has to the engine via the power steering pump. If your having high coolant temps, you've got some other issue going on that's not at all related to power steering.
Maybe you haven't worked on too many diesel pushers.

The power steering pump is often a direct drive, spline driven pump, off the timming gears. No belt.

It is also often used to run the hydraulic driven cooling fan. Again no belt.
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Maybe you haven't worked on too many diesel pushers.

The power steering pump is often a direct drive, spline driven pump, off the timming gears. No belt.

It is also often used to run the hydraulic driven cooling fan. Again no belt.
The ISL fan is driven by the hydraulics, the ISX fan is not, its belt driven.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:47 AM   #17
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I have done auto work on so many different types of vehicles it's not even funny. Low power steering fluid would not cause your engine coolant to get hot. The power steering system and your chassis engine are two totally separate systems. The serpentine or main drive belt is the only physical connection your power steering system has to the engine via the power steering pump. If your having high coolant temps, you've got some other issue going on that's not at all related to power steering.
Yes I was mistaken, his Cornerstone does not use hydraulics to cool the engine rather a belt drive. I did not notice his signature block said Cornerstone.

No, you need to read up on Spartan MM chassis that have a hydraulically powered radiator cooling fan which is run by the large hydraulic system that also operates the power steering system. Please refrain from discussing an automotive or truck cooling system when it does not apply here. Believe me I know, I have had cooling/power steering failure due to hydraulic failure.
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so it was aw46 u can look and see how low it is may just have been a air pocket. mine leaked at a fitting when new. Had the whole tank pulled to re plumb the joints
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I know this is a late response, but I did look at the dipstick again and it was not "completely dry" as the Speedco guy said, but maybe a little low. So, super dumb question, the AW46 is added in that same opening where the dipstick is, right? Haven't done anything yet just in case.
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I know this is a late response, but I did look at the dipstick again and it was not "completely dry" as the Speedco guy said, but maybe a little low. So, super dumb question, the AW46 is added in that same opening where the dipstick is, right? Haven't done anything yet just in case.
That is correct, add it to the tank where the dipstick normally resides.
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Also note 2 sides of dipstick, one for cold level and one for hot.
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Maybe you haven't worked on too many diesel pushers.

The power steering pump is often a direct drive, spline driven pump, off the timming gears. No belt.

It is also often used to run the hydraulic driven cooling fan. Again no belt.
Or off the PTO on the transmission like mine. There are two general types, a dry and wet one. Mine happens to be wet so I don't need to service it.
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Be careful where you get your fluid from.The AW in aw46 means anti wear. In my experience places like tractor supply sells a type of 46 fluid that is not anti wear and thus not recommended by Spartan.
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