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Old 06-15-2017, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default Its that time again

Yes summer is here and the heat plus road trips.

That means overheating and maybe expensive wrecked engines.
Here's a prized example.
Lady owner with a 2006 T1N Navion Rv.
Blows out its water pump on 1/70 "climbing the wall"!
Rig get towed to a shop and they put in an aftermarket water pump with paper gasket.
A test run and its is overheating like crazy!
Shop dumps it on us!! OK wtf is wrong with this?

A quick visual, serpentine belt although new is the wrong length by a hair or so (aftermarket)
I pulled it off the pulleys by hand and a tug!
The tensioner was so worn the belt was tracking at the edge of the tension roller.
The guide rollers had seen better days,
The t/stat was original at 186 000 miles.
The radiator core was filthy (indeed the whole cooling stack was full of grasshopper guts et al)
Remedy
Remove the pump and FIT genuine steel MB gasket so that the impeller isn't rubbing against the back housing of the timing case!
Put on new accessory belt equipment including the tensioner that was past its best!
PUT on the RIGHT belt!
There are two for the T1N make sure you get the right belt from MB, and there is only 1.5 mm difference in length .
Clean out the cooling system and fit a new t/stat & cooling fan.
Go test and it climbed the wall in 95 degree F heat flat scat, with a constant top max temp of 103 celsius, dropping to a constant cruising temp of 90 c.
Off she went to Winnemucca Nevada!
Where the heck is Winnemucca NV!?
Stay cool
Dennis
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:43 PM   #2
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After she walked with a limp ... ..
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:06 PM   #3
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And a royal 'Purse flush'.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:22 PM   #4
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Yes $1100 parts and labor.
BUT consider the price of a new engine!

AND consider one of my customers who has just blown his 2004 T1N engine at 745,335 miles.
He was doing 82 mph down a grade when he over ran it!
I reckon it would have easily done 1 million if he could have kept his foot out of it!
Now this guy does maintain it very well, but drives the wheels off the rig--and he knows only two pedal positions off and flat scat!.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:54 PM   #5
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The sad part of your tale is that everything listed is pretty much routine maintenance. Do the maintenance at home on your own schedule, or do it on the road when it interrupts your schedule.
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That's less than I had envisioned.
Nice work.
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Yes $1100 parts and labor.
BUT consider the price of a new engine!
That is a reasonable price for some outstanding service. I hope she realizes that she is driving away in a vehicle that should last a good long while (at least those parts).
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My 06 is still running cool after my "linden" cooling system regime last summer. Yeeehaw!
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Where the heck is Winnemucca NV!?
Pretty much due south of the lower right corner of Oregon.
Where US 95 (from the north) intersects I-80
... which may well be its only claim to fame (or infamy )

--dick (been there. Arrived from east at dusk, spent one night, drove north early the next AM)
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I highly recommend 'the griddle' in beautiful winnemucca nv for breakfast.
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