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Old 08-23-2006, 05:45 AM   #1
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Coach is in at Cummins where a leaking(coolant) head gasket(ISC350E) was diagnosed. Insurance inspector says the leak is seepage and is not a covered repair. The exact wording of the policy is "leaking to a drip" in order to warrant a repair/repalcement. How much seepage should I allow for this engine? BTW, Cummins replaced this head 3 years and 17,000 miles ago as the original was cracked.
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Coach is in at Cummins where a leaking(coolant) head gasket(ISC350E) was diagnosed. Insurance inspector says the leak is seepage and is not a covered repair. The exact wording of the policy is "leaking to a drip" in order to warrant a repair/repalcement. How much seepage should I allow for this engine? BTW, Cummins replaced this head 3 years and 17,000 miles ago as the original was cracked.
What would you do?
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Old 08-23-2006, 06:41 AM   #3
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What does Cummins suggest you do?
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:03 AM   #4
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The shop said the cooling system was 2 gl. low. I thought I saw (unsure)the level in the sight glass before I drove to the shop, 50 miles. They also said the engine should tighten up when hot. The inspector (and mechanic) did not road test. I probably will accept the coach with the "seepage" and watch it closely. Insurance company said if the leak worsens in the near future, they will wave the deductible.

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What would worry me is if it is leaking into the internal engine part. In the oil it is disaster and could ruin the engine.
Two gallons low is quite a "seep".

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Ron, you are right - I wasn't clear about the location of the seepage/leak. It is external. There has been no trace of coolant in the oil. As to it being 2 gal. low - I can't be certain if I was checking the level correctly. You can be sure I will watch it closely from now on.

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