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PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your PT or WB model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it....list your PT Parts here too.

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Old 07-07-2010
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Default Coolant expansion tank site glass

Two weeks ago will getting ready to go to the Rhode Island Air Show, I decided to drain, flush and re-fill the coolant system. While I was at it I thought I'd try to clean the inside of the site glass on the coolant expansion tank since it looked dirty. I tried a bent coat hanger with a rag tied to the end and even removed the filler neck to try to get to it better. After neither of those two things worked, I decided why not gently put some pliers on the site glass and try to unscrew it? Well, as usual when I'm left on my own, I broke it! So for anybody whose wondering. It appears that mine was threaded glass 1/2" pipe thread. Being that I had to leave the next day, I did a temporary fix that seemed to work, photos below. I also think I've located a replacement http://www.jwwinco.com/products/section12/en546/
and it's on order. I'll let you know what the outcome is as far as it being the correct part.
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Today was a good day! Tom 1, Wanderlodge 0! Usually it's the other way around. The part number above worked perfect as a new site glass (although it's plastic) and all is back as it should be.
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Back to square one on this. I don't think a plastic dome will work for this application. As you can see from the photo the first plastic one I installed clouded over. The new one in there now is plastic also, I don't have a lot of confidence it will not cloud over and have ordered a flat (instead of dome) glass site glass.
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I'll be interested to see if the flat one works OK. I have been annoyed at mine being mostly covered with sediment since I bought the coach, but was reluctant to remove and clean it for fear of breaking it (which would be an almost certain outcome with me doing the task).

When I had my compressor coolant hoses replaced at Coachworx the tech there removed my sight glass and cleaned it, but it has some sediment in it again so I will be interested in seeing whether your plan B works out.
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I think Steve B has a lead for sight glasses..

i would get one too...
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Tom I got mine from a IHC truck dealer and it.s glass. They are used on several models of trucks.
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Terry,

I have tried the local truck parts houses and without a part number or year/model number they were clueless. Do you by any chance have any information that might help me locate a site glass?
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email this seller on ebay and see if it is glass or plastic. No photo available but only about 10 bucks with shipping.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/P5624...-/110502615519
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Good find but not glass - actually a metal plug. Did have a glass unit but 3/4 inch.
Thanks for the try.
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Terry,

I have tried the local truck parts houses and without a part number or year/model number they were clueless. Do you by any chance have any information that might help me locate a site glass?
Send me your address I will send you one I paid 17.00 for it at a truck parts shop
6bucks for shippipng
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