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Teleman

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Matt_Colie wrote:

Teleman,

As some that has maintained a older coach for many years, I some important news to relay and none of it should be expensive.

First, suspect all the rubber parts that have not been replaced. You know about how tires age out, but that also happens to belts, hoses and anything else that is rubber. So, look over all those parts and get ready to replace them. Fuel lines are often in trouble even that new because what is sold as motorfuel these days has changed a lot. Older hose parts may have been thought to be capable, but much was not.

Both the coolant and brake systems could probably use flushing. The coolant does not stop being anti-freeze, but it does deplete its corrosion inhibitors. Brake fluid absorbs water from the air (it can also come in through the wheel cylinder seals) and that can lower the boiling point and cause corrosion.

And grease, If you don't have a good grease gun, go get one and try really hard to over grease it. Grease is always cheaper than parts.

Travel in health

Matt


Thanks! All good points and taken u Der advisement.

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It sounds like you got a hell of a deal! Good for you guys. I'm sure the current owner is happy to sell it to someone who will take just as good care of it.


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