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Old 11-19-2010
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David I checked my filler neck and it appears to be very different than yours. First it appears to be one single tube and second it angles out so I should be able to insert the tool without trouble.
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Old 11-20-2010
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Rob,


That's good news. Get ready, it could take quite a while to draw a vacuum on an S-60 with the AH and chassis heat loops. On the generator it takes about 30s.
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LOL, You can't blame Don or me for sending you to the poor house. These birds will do that all on their own!

It should work on the S-60. The trick is mating it to the fill pipe at the radiator cap - there's not a lot of room up there on the LXi's. I'll check tomorrow to see if it'll fit or if an extension tube is required.
Well David Santa came and I now have a RADKITPLUSA model. I modified it so that it will fit in the narrow fill port. Here's a couple of picture of the modification. Basically I removed the air line in and coolant line and put in 90 degree elbows. This brings both lines out to the front allowing the entire unit to fit within the fill port.
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In picture 3,what is the tool pointing at?
It seems to say "budwieser",could that be a T-shirt?
And is that T-shirt stretched over Robs belly?
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In picture 3,what is the tool pointing at?
It seems to say "budwieser",could that be a T-shirt?
And is that T-shirt stretched over Robs belly?
Huh? I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Well David Santa came and I now have a RADKITPLUSA model. I modified it so that it will fit in the narrow fill port. Here's a couple of picture of the modification. Basically I removed the air line in and coolant line and put in 90 degree elbows. This brings both lines out to the front allowing the entire unit to fit within the fill port.
Rob,

Looks good. I've never tried it on the S-60 but there's a bus owner on the Prevost Forum who has. He said it takes forever to build a vacuum. His recommendation is to take off the top radiator hose, fill the radiator and coolant system as much as possible with coolant, button it back up, and then draw a vacuum. It may take some trial and error to see to arrive at the best method. Good luck!
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Huh? I have no idea what you're talking about.
Rob, not much gets by Randy…do you think he’ll notice the post has been edited?
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it was a weiser bulge
I couldnt help it and didnt post but I called Randy and the rest is history
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Rob, not much gets by Randy…do you think he’ll notice the post has been edited?
Thanks to you I did!
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