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Old 04-20-2010
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Default Question about the gen radiator relocate

When you do the mod to lay the radiator down flat and put the fan above blowing down, how do you keep the pressure cap from leaking?

In this position the pressure cap is at the lowest fluid level of the entire system.

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One of the reasons I'm relocating the radiator is I damaged the gen tray on some road hazards and so it's been completely pulled out.

If I successfully perform the rad mod, do you think it's possible to re-mount the gen tray a few inches higher? On some roads and driveways every inch counts.

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One of the reasons I'm relocating the radiator is I damaged the gen tray on some road hazards and so it's been completely pulled out.

If I successfully perform the rad mod, do you think it's possible to re-mount the gen tray a few inches higher? On some roads and driveways every inch counts.

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Look at John Finn's site and his pictures of his radiator change. He moved the pressure cap up near the top of his engine, and capped the radiator closed.

http://www.pbase.com/iamflagman/finn...nture&page=all
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I saw that but it's really hard from that picture to figure out how it's connected in. I'm hoping for more pictures or a better description.

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Would something like this be of help?

http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/53098/10002/-1
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I saw that but it's really hard from that picture to figure out how it's connected in. I'm hoping for more pictures or a better description.

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I no longer have that generator but here is a photo of the caps location.


http://www.pbase.com/iamflagman/image/95447424
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Here is a photo of what that hose looked like originally, it is the upper hose, just bend some tubing of the appropriate size and cut a hole in it then weld the old radiator cap flange to it, then cut the upper hose and insert the modified radiator cap / flange / tube inside of the cut hose, that will place it at the highest point in the cooling system.

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That does it.
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this is a great mod,it makes the pld perkins a lot quieter.
And yes,way back we used to raise the gen tray up about an inch or two,it helped with ground clearance.
Its easier to raise the coachs ride height!
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I've got the bags up to within about an inch of max and still can use another 2-4 inches down here in Central America. Once a week at least I was scraping the bottom of the gen tray. I'm having skid rails put on.
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