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SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your SP 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 SP parts here too.

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Default We luv Our SP !

We had a wonderful trip to Casper and enjoyed the whole trip and then had to race home to replan our Hood River Rally. Our Bird ran perfectly in every respect. 2200 miles and not one issue. I was worried about heat but it really was not a problem. On some long hills I would just watch water temperature and the Pyrometer and shift down but my auxillary fans helped.
Next spring I am going to pull my CAC and have it re-cored. It seems to run hotter than David Styfs SP does. It was great to run with him and compare notes.
Heck, I even ran with my Genny and Air on which pains me being a cheap skate but they worked great too.
These Birds are built to run!
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Good to hear John.

We're just as cheap. Next time, park next to me and plug into the buddy plug. We can split the fuel cost.
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Charge air coolers are generally only checked for leaks, then repaired or replaced
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Good to hear John. We're just as cheap. Next time, park next to me and plug into the buddy plug. We can split the fuel cost.
When John completes his latest project, he won't need a cord or shore plug!
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John,

I'm not sure what radiator your 92 has, but keep in mind that Dave's 89 has been changed from a 3 row to a 5 row core.
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My CAC has some major patches that has to effect cooling. When I had my radiator recorded to 4 row I should have done both but I pressure tested it and left it alone other than cleaning it out. With a scope I found a red shop rag inside that apparently got sucked in. I spent hours with wire and flex pick up tools getting as much as I could out but I am sure there are some veins that are blocked.
I took my radiator to http://radiatorsupplyhouse.com in Sweet Home, Oregon (RSH). They also do re- core
CACS. These guys are amazing and reasonable.
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Good to hear John.

We're just as cheap. Next time, park next to me and plug into the buddy plug. We can split the fuel cost.
You didn't notice the extension cord plugged into your coach headed east covered with rocks at Quartzsite?
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Wow, Biobug that sucks, now I understand the idea of a recore. Yes those tubes have to flow. If I were going to take a DIY stab at cleaning it, I would probably try to back flow/flush it from the outlet end with a alternating combination of leaf blower and possibly water to soften the fibers of the ingested shop rag, or better yet, high volume air into the outlet, and agitating water into the inlet to dislodge and massage fibers to let loose. In years past, I had great results backflushing my Kenworth radiator using a basement sump pump in a cleaned oil drain pan, perforated 5 gallon bucket with filter media, hot water and Permatex radiator flush to remove scale that had greatly restricted water flow.
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I did air ,water, even a heavy duty shop vac on the end with the rag and a bead sealer pressure tank on the other end. I did get the rag out but in pieces. I should have both redone at the time with RSH but $$ said different.
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We had a wonderful trip to Casper and enjoyed the whole trip and then had to race home to replan our Hood River Rally. Our Bird ran perfectly in every respect. 2200 miles and not one issue. I was worried about heat but it really was not a problem. On some long hills I would just watch water temperature and the Pyrometer and shift down but my auxillary fans helped.
Next spring I am going to pull my CAC and have it re-cored. It seems to run hotter than David Styfs SP does. It was great to run with him and compare notes.
Heck, I even ran with my Genny and Air on which pains me being a cheap skate but they worked great too.
These Birds are built to run!
I'm curious:
What kind of temps did you see on pyrometer?
Where do you have extra fans?

Driving my SP through the Smoky Mountains on I40 2 weeks ago I had to slow way down to keep the temp below 900 with the Horton running. Outside temps were in the 80's.
I was wondering if an extra fan on the CAC side would help; over in the corners away from the main fan?
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