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Old 08-30-2015, 01:49 PM   #21
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We will see if you say that when you are hundreds of miles away from home and cannot move your coach!
There are shops that recore radiators if beyond repair. Much less costly than renewal.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:33 PM   #22
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....Is the air to air intercooler ok? That is in front of the rad from the inside closest to the fan and it covers most of the rad. It would have possibly had to go through that first to damage the rad.
I looked that over real good and could not find any damage. That is what had me puzzled. No damage on outside ether but the fluid gushes out like a water fall and Cummings believes it is the radiator. I now wonder when the fan clutch went if the radiator cap overflow did not release and burst the radiator. Funny thing was no warning lights on dash. Must have happen just as I stopped. I still cannot figure it. Going to call Gafney Monday. Been a week now.
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Maybe you said it earlier--where are you broke down at ?

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No damage from the outside or from inside, maybe just a defective radiator .
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:47 PM   #25
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There are shops that recore radiators if beyond repair. Much less costly than renewal.
Being 200 miles from home I would just like to find someone to fix it at this point, new or recore. Really disappointed with the Freightliner shop. Funny when people don't even want to take a paying job.

Already paid for one tow when Cummings said they would repair me then said no. They said they might reconsider, I am still waiting to hear something.

On the positive side wife is out of the hospital and feeling better. Still on meds but resting at home. Everything happens at once. I have had to put off getting my knee fixed because of this as no one else can drive it home when it gets fixed. I should have stayed home this summer but did enjoy Goshen.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:53 PM   #26
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Maybe you said it earlier--where are you broke down at ?

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I would rather not say. I have read where people have gotten into worse problems because dealers have read posts even when true and are then treated worse. I have friends in the area looking for another shop for me.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:58 PM   #27
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No damage from the outside or from inside, maybe just a defective radiator .
Coach has 30000 miles on it and been over the Rockies twice. One would think if defective it would have let go before now. Has me puzzled as I was on a nice level pull. Not over heating and have maintained per Freightliner recommendations every fall prior to putting away. So it is not neglect.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:15 PM   #28
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I would rather not say. I have read where people have gotten into worse problems because dealers have read posts even when true and are then treated worse. I have friends in the area looking for another shop for me.

Ok. That fine--just figured it be easier for ones on the forum to guide you to repair shop ?? If you are in California I probably not be lots of help. But if you would be in central Indiana I might be of help. Sounds like you got someone looking for you. Good luck

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Old 08-31-2015, 11:08 AM   #29
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Coach has 30000 miles on it and been over the Rockies twice. One would think if defective it would have let go before now. Has me puzzled as I was on a nice level pull. Not over heating and have maintained per Freightliner recommendations every fall prior to putting away. So it is not neglect.
How bout an elderly hose split behind the radiator? 30000 could be bout that time.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:26 PM   #30
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How bout an elderly hose split behind the radiator? 30000 could be bout that time.

That is an issue for sure. Had two of mine rot off at different intervals and in turn replaced all the lower rad clamps. They were in rough shape...
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