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Old 07-19-2015, 09:51 PM   #40853
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Mel & Kate,
As Di mentioned, we had our fair share with the Diesel engine overheating and shutting down [derating is what the mechanics call it]. Basically, when the engine gets too hot, the system shuts down the engine so that it doesn't cook it!!!! We were able to drive days with no overheating, and then the next day, it would just heat up on us, with only a few times that I allowed it to derate [automatically shut down].

Over a period of years, I drained & flushed the coolant system several time; replaced the thermostat several times; ensured the belt was good & working; build my own water misting system that sprayed the radiator & pulled cool water thru the radiator's exterior; and I even added additional, high capacity, automotive fans to pull the mist & air thru the radiator, all to no avail. This was after the CUMMINS shop said that they couldn't find anything!!!!!!!

Having to learn the hard way, that CUMMINS knew NOTHING about the engine's external cooling system, because all of the cooling components/radiator system are put on by Freightliner [the chassis builder].

Bottom-line, since the local Freightliner was backed up, I took it to a local, Independant Truck Service Center & it took them all of 2 minutes to determine that the radiator's fan clutch had gone bad. Basically, the fan clutch is what kicks in when the thermostat/coolant reaches a certain temperature, it tells the radiator's fan to spin and spin faster until it's cooled down.
What a saga, Larry! What have you NOT dealt with in a motorhome?! You invented everything under the sun to try and remedy the problems your coach had. And it was the fan clutch? Wow.

I asked our niece's hubby, James, if he'd deal with the shop for us. He knows the questions to ask.

Do you think it could be our fan clutch, even though the temp. gauge is reading normal?

Now I'm thinking I need to take Bow in to Freightliner ....

Thanks, Larry. We appreciate all the advice and encouragement. Truly!
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:45 AM   #40854
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See y'all in about a week. Denise, the pups, Vroom and myself are headed north early in the morning. We are now off to a BBQ we are invited to attend and may not get back on this evening. Caio.

Sounds great! Pics please
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Nothing quite like northern AZ and Southern Utah!!!

True that!
We enjoy N AZ a great deal, and look soooo forward to GC@BCU
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:50 AM   #40856
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Did ya see the girl in the flat bed ford that slowed down to take a look at Me!!

Folks don't realize that she just slows down for the stop sign.
Naw, she's driiving a Ford, sooo...
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Folks don't realize that she just slows down for the stop sign.
Naw, she's driiving a Ford, sooo...
sooo she's looking for a mechanic!
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Took a weeks holidays off w**k. Heading out for some glamping to Okanagan Lake Provincial Park for Bonnie's BDay tomorrow.

Going to wash the Beaver and polish the rims today for the trip. Also have two people coming to look at it in the next week and a half from out of province to possibly buy her so she needs to look "Purdy"!
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Took a weeks holidays off w**k. Heading out for some glamping to Okanagan Lake Provincial Park for Bonnie's BDay tomorrow.

Going to wash the Beaver and polish the rims today for the trip. Also have two people coming to look at it in the next week and a half from out of province to possibly buy her so she needs to look "Purdy"!

You and Bonnie deserve a nice ride with fine weather! Pics please!
And best wishes; may your shiny rims seal the deal.
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sooo she's looking for a mechanic!

Naw. Fence builder!
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That does it! YOUR A WET MAN!

Arkie threats, eh?
I gots me 2 big squirtin irons (plastic) that says yer a lawyer..er..liar...
Ya caint wet mah hare!
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