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FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your FC 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 FC Parts here too.

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Old 10-03-2014
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To be CLEAR. The top tank is a EXPANSION TANK, if the 1" hose barb was abandoned filling had to be very troublesome. You need THREE (3) hoses attached to the rad, upper and lower 2" and the 1" from expansion tank to engine fill port.
After a successful installation the bus should be parked nose up as much as possible and run @ fast idle to purge air out of the system, that can take a while.
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The hose is routed around the air compressor. It moves back when the radiator is closed. It is 4 feet long. As you can see I have added old pieces of split hose for chafe protection. The pictures show the routing of the hose. We are lucky that I had the area open for other repairs it made pictures easy.
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Here is a picture of the Rad with the Bard at the top.
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That looks almost the same as my radiator. The location of the sensor is different.
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Great! thanks for the additional pictures. I have no idea why this 1in hose was not there in the first place, nobody has mentioned it to me since I got this bird and this is the first time I am having any work done on the radiator.

I'll have it routed the correct way before they put the coolant back in. I'll also have them put the breather hose on the top too, as it wasn't there before.
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My 1978 FC has the block heater dumping back to the top of the radiator and I am missing that tube from the front of the engine to the expansion tank. Is this tube only to allow radiator fluid to enter the engine when filling fluid? Can I get by without one, or does it also affect the cooling while driving? I notice my bus does overheat a bit uphill. Does anyone have a part number for this tube? I know this thread is old, but the Wanderlodge is timeless. Thanks!
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Where's the old engine?
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I wish it was still around and I wish I knew then what I am learning now. My mechanic works too fast. He's good but skips a lot of steps
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