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Old 12-20-2017, 05:31 PM   #521
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I agree with Chris in the use of JB Weld. It would be better to have a hillbilly fix on that cover and be able to use it than to just park it and wait until you can afford to do it "the right way."

I also thought everybody would laugh, but JB weld has saved my but more than a few times.
I did but didnt want to mention but jb weld has come through for me quite a few times.
Even in a high pressure application?
Long story short?
I slid a 360 excavator in a wet ass ditch and almost on its side and when I went to use the boom to push it out it blew a hydraulic piston cap?
Went to the parts store and of course it had to be ordered and I said that tractor has to be out of there ASAP so they sent me back to a man I knew in there machine shop and he looked at the ear/bolt hole broken off of my aluminum part and reach over on his milling table and handed me a hand full off alum. Millings and said mix it with job weld,bolt everything up lightly with a piece of paper under to keep it from getting into the piston and pull the paper in the morning tighten it up and get it out?
That was almost 16-years ago and that excavator still runs and works flawlessly to this day with job weld.
There's not to many times I use it but when I do I go to a machine shop and get a handful of millings for whatever material I am working on.
Same idea?I ended up working on a backhoe where a new operator put a piece of rebar through the oil pan and the mobile mechanic couldn't get his truck to it so he wouldn't do it.(of course it was a mud hole)
Went to the same machine shop got a handful of steel millings and some JB.
That oil pan ain't leaked a drop in around 10-years.
Not saying it's a permanent fix or the right way to go but if in a bind to fix something like a pinhole in an aluminum waterway I would do it again.
Never tried to be cheap but never really had money either.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:35 PM   #522
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Well you all can suggest the jb weld all you want, but I'm simply not going to jerry rig my cooling system with it.
This needs to be addressed NOW, it doesn't need a band-aid. What if its leaking INSIDE the damned cover?
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:59 PM   #523
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just finished reading about the leak. hope things work out.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:26 PM   #524
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Gotta wonder if the cool/cold weather has anything to do with leaks popping out all over. Seems counter intuitive in one way, bur hey...metal shrinks in the cold (???).
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:14 PM   #525
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Gotta wonder if the cool/cold weather has anything to do with leaks popping out all over. Seems counter intuitive in one way, bur hey...metal shrinks in the cold (???).
Maybe.
Not too cold here though. 60's mostly. Its been warm more or less since the bus has been here. 50's at the lowest, I think.
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:05 PM   #526
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is there a Christmas Bus party at EC's?
-Christopher


I'm leaving the WanderLust with Charlie while I fly out to CA. She's going to get her rust taken care of


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Old 12-20-2017, 11:12 PM   #527
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I'm leaving the WanderLust with Charlie while I fly out to CA. She's going to get her rust taken care of


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And maybe a roof vent!?
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:17 PM   #528
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And maybe a roof vent!?


And that too
And some time with my favorite people. My tribe. I'll be in a short time. When I'm back from California I have unlimited days with you. Yay!!


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Old 12-21-2017, 09:07 AM   #529
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my leak turns out to be easy... loose hose clamp on the hose going into the Tstat.. for some reason the clamps on this 444E like to work loose every few months.. I used brand new ones when I did the radiator update this spring. and after a month i did a 1/2 turn on the large ones.. and now need another 1/2 turn. maybe the metal stretches.. i didnt mark the position to see if they are unbolting..

my bus had sat for a week in cold weather while i was on a work trip so it was good and cooled down.

im going to track down my DT466 manuals today so I can get them for EC.. the best idea of how big a project this is, is to look at the step by step teardown and rebuild for it.

I have oncommand 2014. data which runs on windows but its huge.. 7 gigs i think. i'll look in that and see if it has the 466E in it.. i think it does.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:26 AM   #530
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I had a copy of the Navistar ISIS (ISIS wasn't a bad word until recently!) but it may have been the most awful useless piece of trash software I've ever used. I hated it so much I gave away the laptop it was installed on.

Glad your fix was a simple one!
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