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Old 07-10-2010, 10:22 AM   #1
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Removing rear heaters / cap lines?

Hi all,

Yesterday I started to remove a rear heater from a 2000 Blue Bird Mini Bird w/ a GMC chassis. I unscrewed the clamps connecting the heater to two thick rubber lines. I glanced over thirty seconds later and some fluid was leaking from the lines! I thought "uh oh" and reconnected the lines. From the research I've done on others' posts I think the fluid is coolant. How can I remove the heater safely? Are there 'caps' I could install to seal the lines? Is this coolant engine coolant? I don't want to mess anything up in the engine . All help is appreciated! I don't see any valves for switching off the lines. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot?

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Re: Removing rear heaters / cap lines?

its engine coolant. you cannot cap the lines, you must hook the lines together to form a loop for the coolant to return to the engine.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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Re: Removing rear heaters / cap lines?

Good thing I asked! I think I'll leave the heater as is and install something over it....maybe some type of wooden box to just cover it up (and leave it connected). Thanks for the info
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Re: Removing rear heaters / cap lines?

I removed mine and followed the instructions in this thread.

http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtop...+Heater#p51268

You might want to rethink leaving it and building around it. It takes up space for something else.

If you do, I'd shut the valve off and drain the water. Should you ever have a leak in one of those hoses, you'll have a mess on your hands.

Just something to think about.
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Hey it's an honor to have GoBucks614 comment on my post! I have looked at the pictures of your conversion in the past and I think you did an awesome job! Thanks for the info. I can't remember the website you ordered your 'Silver Bullet' decals from? They look great and I'd like to go the same route.
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