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Do I have two heaters for my engine? I have a splitter and it seems one is on top and one under the turbo.

I think one may be the thermostat
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For future reference, here is the part number for the wiring and thermostat:

http://www.kimhotstartheaters.com/product/TC033310866

TC033310-866 Kim Hotstart Thermocord for in-block direct immersion heaters 120 VAC 1/2 IN. 100°F-120°F Temperature range *** FORMERLY PART NUMBER A-2822-0B-FM *** NEW PART NUMBER IS DIRECT REPLACEMENT

I ordered this from Amazon: Heatshield Products (204014) 3/4" ID x 10' Hot Rod Sleeve Roll $31.89

Here is the lowest cost element I could find: https://www.truckpartshq.com/kim-hot...-120v-catv151/ $52.42

I will post some pictures when the parts come in.
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I need an extra set of eye's to look at this. I am in the process of changing my engine heater element. While tucked up between the oil cooler and the engine I started looking at the hose clamp on my turbo. It does not look quite right to me, it looks a little cantered? Anybody have any experience in this area?

The turbo seems pretty heavily pitted. My coach has always been in Texas, zero rust on the frame. I was surprised to see this much pit on the turbo? any thoughts?
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yep,its pitted,but that casting is very thick,i would not worry about it.
I would inspect the exhaust system carefully though,its been worked on before,i would say.
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Thanks Randy, I know prior to me, my exhaust pipe had a tree strike or some type of strike at the top of the exhaust tip (its dinged). I now suspect that maybe this exhaust strike dislodged some parts and it was repaired or patched.

One question: if i start the engine and I do not feel any exhaust leak around the exhaust clamp, does logic say the exhaust is ok for a trip, but that I will do a repair and replace of these parts in the next few months? I am guessing this has been like this for the past 10K miles of my driving. I am hoping I can run another 1200 miles as is before I repair. any thoughts?
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I need an extra set of eye's to look at this. I am in the process of changing my engine heater element. While tucked up between the oil cooler and the engine I started looking at the hose clamp on my turbo. It does not look quite right to me, it looks a little cantered? Anybody have any experience in this area?

The turbo seems pretty heavily pitted. My coach has always been in Texas, zero rust on the frame. I was surprised to see this much pit on the turbo? any thoughts?


Maybe there was a turbo blanket on it at one time. Lost of conversation about rusting under them and exhaust blankets.
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i see on carbon,so its not leaking,but it has had some welding done on the pipe.
You need to inspect the muffler up in the well,make sure its not rusted out.
Sure,i think i would drive it 1200 miles. (from what i see in the pics)
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It may be fine,but i think a good inspection is a good idea.
I hate patching exhaust systems.
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That's why I needed a second opinion: no soot, no leak, duh.

I think I will do a complete alignment on my exhaust during Christmas, just to be sure. I will double check everything, the stack exit area is good, I had a leak there but put a good stainless clamp on it and it solved it.

Jim- funny you mention that, the turbo blanket and all of the generator blankets were in a box in the basement when I bought the coach, I bet your right, I suspect there was a blanket on the turbo.

OK, when I actually get the engine heater and thermostat changed, I will post those pictures. I appreciate the advice.
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