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Old 09-23-2009
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If it isn't a class 1 leak I wouldn't worry about it. Mine has misting on the pulley end. I think you're right Kurt, they just leak.
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Kurt, you bring up a good point. Since no maintenance records came with our coach, and the PO is in BlueBird Heaven, I have no idea of the age of the coolant hoses or the hydraulic hoses. I shudder at the cost to replace those, but what do you guys think is the best approach? Maybe just keep checking them?

By the way, y'all might want to check you coach for the following. Today I discovered the hose to the fan motor is rubbing against the lower radiator sheet metal baffle. Someone had put some split loom over the hose, but it is through that. I am going to try to bend the baffle a little and wrap the hose with a piece of rubber. One more "on the side of the road" incident avoided!
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Ron I think your 'rubbing' issue has been a problem for others here. Someone should pop in with advice or you might try doing a search.
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Old 09-24-2009
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Ron I think your 'rubbing' issue has been a problem for others here. Someone should pop in with advice or you might try doing a search.
Thanks Rob for reminding me, Ron, yes had that issue a couple of years ago, replaced the loom with heater hose and zip ties...........worked for a few months but that plate vibrates with fan speed so wore the hose underneath the rubber anyway, even with the hose firmly resting on it with the rubber "protector". Final fix, marked the "semi circle" cutout in the plate with yellow crayon where the hose is set up, removed the plate (4 nuts and bolts, very easy)...slide out from the bottom but you need to "massage it" to get it out. If I remember correctly you twist the front of the plate toward the radiator and the back side slides down and out clearing all the hoses and frame mounts. Once out I got a jig saw and enlarged the cutout so the hose clears about 3 inches all the way around.......problem solved at all fan speeds and the larger semicircle has NOT impeded radiator cooling. Good luck!
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Many thanks, Pete. I had intended to do what you already tried, but since it didn't last, I'll go the whole route to do it right. It just occurred to me that if the baffle vibrates, maybe an easier fix is to put a strap around the hose and bolt it to the baffle. I suppose that may cause added stress on the hose, so your fix looks worth the effort.

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Ron & Pete:
What engine do you have in your 42's?
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Do you know if this rubbing is an issue with the 8V92s?
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Ron,

That's funny yours hits the fan shroud. Mine clears it by a good 3/4". They never did build one the same, did they!
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It looks like the fitting into the fan motor could be adjusted to allow the hosed to clear the shroud, but I'm not going to break that seal. I'll just do a cutout as Pete has done. I am thinking I might be able to do it in place with a Sawzall or sabre saw. We'll see. Sure don't want to cut into the hose!
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