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Old 11-23-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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2000 American Eagle Radiator

Just finished replacing our radiator a couple days ago. Today was first chance to drive it. Everything went well, no leaks. Out of pocket expense, about $1000 for new radiator, new coolant, and new coolant filter. Beats Spartan's price of $2100 for the radiator. New unit is all copper/brass including the tanks.

For those of use with older coaches I guess these sort of repairs are just gonna happen. Coach only has 55600 miles on it. I did the replacement with the help of my son. That puppy is heavy!! Good thing is it does not take any special tools, your normal set of sockets and screwdrivers is all you need.

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Old 11-27-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
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Hello; Glad to hear things went well. Just last nite, my neighbor and I finally got ours back in our 2001 Discovery DP. Cross member had to come out also. They where not leaking...but plugged from oil from the slobber tube. I also run that around the rad. Also got all the belts and hoses new. We have a heated shop on the farm, and the 36' letting the air out, and letting 40#'s of air out of the frt tires! So, it's not going anywhere till spring! Take care Bobmn
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:13 PM   #3
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I'm also in the midle of that repair replacing the radiator and all belts and berings, and I toke my radiator and intercooler to a radiator shop, the guy in there told that nine out of ten times the intercooler as stress cracks and it leacks bust and you lose hp while driving, so to make a long story short while you guys have the intercooler out of the rv just get it pressure tested, Joe.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:36 AM   #4
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Joe; Yes, to pressure cking the intercooler! The first thing the Rad. shop asked, "Did I notice any power loss?" Well, we flew out to Ca. to pick up the coach, so I had not drove it before. Well, he said, I always pressure ck those any way. The factory said some leaking, is ok...2/3%....They told me this one was around 1%. So,....can put those dollars towards some thing else that falls off,or breaks!! Bobmn
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:47 PM   #5
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I replaced radiator last sept right after I bought it. Now I just finished replacing the exhaust manifold and tires. I hope I'm done for a while. I rigged up my own pressure check on the charge air cooler, I think you're calling an intercooler. I found lots of small holes I sealed with jb weld. I am a big time jerry rigger, but I was told that's how radiator shops repair leaks. I hope to see an improvement in mpg with a new manifold and repairing some holes inthe air cooler.

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