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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Today, 02:01 PM
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Posted By joeplazek
Thanks for the info. I do maintain them...

Thanks for the info.

I do maintain them really well. It seems that when they get to an age point its the point of no return. Thoughts?

joe
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Today, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By joeplazek
Meter is not a problem as I have a good one. I...

Meter is not a problem as I have a good one. I have checked them before but cant really remember what they sat at voltage wise.

joe
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By joeplazek
This only happens after 5 years although. So...

This only happens after 5 years although. So maybe the change needs to take place at 4 years and not wait until they go bad.

joe
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By joeplazek
Thanks for the advice. I actually asked Twinboat...

Thanks for the advice. I actually asked Twinboat my question before I read your post. I think you covered it. This unit is an old 1996 Monaco Sig with a nice battery box compartment. The old unit is...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By joeplazek
This is a old 1996 Monaco Signature and all i use...

This is a old 1996 Monaco Signature and all i use is the unit in the coach that charges the batteries. They last about 5 years and then this happens. Its always the inner mounted battery. Do you...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By joeplazek
Agm vs acid batteries ??

I came into my shop this morning to the stench of a boiling battery. Time to replace the Series 4 batteries in the coach. My question to all is has anyone gone AGM batteries and was it a benefit for...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-22-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By joeplazek
I have a Dewalt 1/2 XR impact and it wont do the...

I have a Dewalt 1/2 XR impact and it wont do the job of a 3/4 Milwaukee unit. The Milwaukee is the way to go.

joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-18-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
I believe you are correct. The problem is where...

I believe you are correct. The problem is where in the hell do you find a young fellow without a game controller in his hand??


joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-16-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
I feel I am going to find the same problem. AND...

I feel I am going to find the same problem. AND like yourself I am going to repair it if possible. I am not able to fit into small places nor does my body flex as well as years ago. I may just pull...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
Before I go to the task of pulling the evap out I...

Before I go to the task of pulling the evap out I am going to do a pressure check on it to make sure I know where to head with this project. Waiting for the tech to come by with his pressure checking...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-28-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By joeplazek
I even got creative and wrapped my main exhaust...

I even got creative and wrapped my main exhaust (straight pipe) from the turbo right out to end. It did cut down on engine bay heat although accelerated corrosion even in that situation. I have since...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-28-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By joeplazek
You are correct in all accounts. joe

You are correct in all accounts.



joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-27-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
Thanks. I will have a look. joe

Thanks. I will have a look.

joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-27-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By joeplazek
Ditto on my coach. Replaced with thick wall...

Ditto on my coach. Replaced with thick wall tubing now and omitted the heat sleeve. I oil spray it every once in a while. Been 3 years now and looks like new.

joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-27-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
302517 I cleaned all the rubberized foam...

302517

I cleaned all the rubberized foam crude off this morning. Thought I may see something obvious. NOT. The leak is coming from the small hose at the Evaporator.

joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-27-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
1996 Monaco Signature. joe

1996 Monaco Signature.

joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-27-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
Actually I found the Condenser rotted and thought...

Actually I found the Condenser rotted and thought that was the issue. All the rear has been repaired. New Condenser , new drier , and hoses and fittings. Never imagined a problem at the front. The...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-25-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
Took the Sig in today to get the dash air...

Took the Sig in today to get the dash air charged. Advised the shop of the work that had been done and wanted them to pressurize the system before wasting 4lbs of 134r. Well,,, they called me and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-24-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
So the sensor in previous conversation is the for...

So the sensor in previous conversation is the for the electric fan on the right side of the engine compartment? When I toggle the switch it comes on and runs continuously. So would that make the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-24-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
I hear you on the computer. It would make sense...

I hear you on the computer. It would make sense it would adjust for imperfections in the system. It has seemed to get better the more I drive also. This unit has been a huge learning curve. Its been...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
You would think that but I have seen the...

You would think that but I have seen the opposite. Seems a little more heat generated by the added boost and power. Makes sense I guess.


joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-22-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
301982301983301984301985 Had a request on...

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Had a request on what I did with the shrouding. I used a combination of hard black plastic and pipe insulation foam to seal the rad package off to only using fresh air...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-22-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-22-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
Well 550 miles on the weekend. Just took the...

Well 550 miles on the weekend. Just took the wife, daughter and grand daughter for a road trip to our cottage. First real ride that I got to evaluate everything. All I can say is wow!! Like a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-30-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
In that case you should be good corrosion wise. I...

In that case you should be good corrosion wise. I just looked at Windeckerís comments and he has it all covered (great to have guys like him on this forum). I never stop working on my coach as its...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-29-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
Not sure what area you are from but if your in a...

Not sure what area you are from but if your in a high salt area like I am then I would have your rads checked professionally. I thought i knew a little about this stuff and was caught totally off...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-29-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
I am going to pay more attention to the boost...

I am going to pay more attention to the boost gauge now.


Joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-29-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
That would make total sense as the condition of...

That would make total sense as the condition of every other radiator or cooler was junk. Of course the CAC has nothing to leak out so you donít notice it.


joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-29-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
299040299041 Got a little road test in...

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Got a little road test in today. As you can see nothing on the ground so all is good so far. Going to let it cool the night and do a double check on all hoses tomorrow. One question...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-25-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
You are correct on the bolted together part....

You are correct on the bolted together part. Source Engineering told me that's the way they come now. The guy here just copied the original method and welded them together.


joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-25-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
And mine is an M11 1996 era

And mine is an M11 1996 era
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-24-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
We actually stood the rad package up lined up...

We actually stood the rad package up lined up with the coach and raised it with blocks under the hydraulic stands. We just got it high enough to slide the rads while upright under the back body. We...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-24-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
298410 I have not posted this before out of...

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I have not posted this before out of embarrassment but now that I am closer to completion I felt it needs to be known. Keep your rads clean if you travel in the north on salted roads. The...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-24-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
Nice. We have done something similar although not...

Nice. We have done something similar although not quite the same. i will get a picture today.

joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-23-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
298389298388 Well I know this has been a...

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Well I know this has been a while since I started this project. Itís been a pain plus a real good challenge. Happy to say the rads are in , lines are installed and fluids added....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-15-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,861
Posted By joeplazek
On July 26th I did ask when the last time the rad...

On July 26th I did ask when the last time the rad was replaced. Just saying.


joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-14-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,861
Posted By joeplazek
Haven't work on these as long as you but I did...

Haven't work on these as long as you but I did have a water pump impeller come loose on its press fit and spin on the shaft. I know because I worked on it beside the I90 in New York State for a whole...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-27-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By joeplazek
After calling many repair shops I finally just...

After calling many repair shops I finally just ordered a crimper for myself. keep you all posted on the results.


joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-26-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,861
Posted By joeplazek
When was the last the rads were replaced? joe

When was the last the rads were replaced?

joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-08-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By joeplazek
Just wanted to update this post as I know when I...

Just wanted to update this post as I know when I need info it drives me nuts when threads end without the answers.


We did some work last night tracing hoses. We took what was believed to be a #6...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By joeplazek
Thanks for responding. Looks like my plan my...

Thanks for responding. Looks like my plan my work.

joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By joeplazek
This condenser is mounted at the rear in front of...

This condenser is mounted at the rear in front of the coolant rad, inter cooler, hydraulic cooler, and years of the fans pulling road salt in took its toll on the units. All are going in new. The...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-05-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By joeplazek
Ok. Thats what I needed to know. So it is worth...

Ok. Thats what I needed to know. So it is worth the time and filth (this thing has been under oiled since new,,, yuck) to pull the #6 hose off the compressor and pull it out for fitting replacement....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-05-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By joeplazek
I just want to know what line does what? I have a...

I just want to know what line does what? I have a #8 hose and a #6 hose coming off the compressor. In the automotive applications I have looked at the #6 hose goes directly to the Condenser. Then the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-05-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By joeplazek
Ok. So what you are saying is the #6 hose comes...

Ok. So what you are saying is the #6 hose comes off the compressor and goes through the coach to the evaporator? Although my #6 at the condenser has the filter / dryer on it. I am just trying to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-04-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By joeplazek
Repairing Rotted Air Condenser

Need a little help on the plumbing of the Dash Air Conditioning in a 1996 Monaco Sig. I have all new parts from Source Eng and still need to replace the #6 fitting on the hose at the Condenser. I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-08-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
Well got the new cores home yesterday now the...

Well got the new cores home yesterday now the task begins again. Reassemble the project. Follow along as I will post more pictures as I go. Waiting for the AC CONDENSER and hoses from SOURCE...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-30-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,109
Posted By joeplazek
I will tell you one thing (other than me feeling...

I will tell you one thing (other than me feeling like a goof not knowing I had 134 all along) I have learned a bunch from some of the posts and pm's that I have received. We have some real sharp...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-29-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,109
Posted By joeplazek
It has been entertaining although,,, joe

It has been entertaining although,,,


joe
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-23-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,737
Posted By joeplazek
Since I own a junk yard I thought I would venture...

Since I own a junk yard I thought I would venture out the back and have a look. Hereís a radiator grate from a city bus. They had the same idea.


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