BlueLine Thermalwave2 summer/fall project

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I’m taking it to the forklift later this week to move it. Rubber mats underneath are getting pulled up.

The waste tank was behind it but I think I’m gonna move it to the left side of the machine for better mounting space and ease of access to the rear and right side of the machine.

The van needs a power steering fluid reservoir, a tuneup, and a new rear door

As for the tm, the water pump needs tlc, and the 185f thermal relief valve needs replaced. 🤞. Once I get it completed, we’ll see what other issues it might have

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Is that rather large guy named Todd still posting over there? I believe he is an Utah Mormon. I liked him.
I see him on Facebook posting, but I don't really visit the other forum any more. It was so heavy with ads and pop-ups that it made it very frustrating to try and get anywhere on it.
 

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Is there a Vortex thread about Marty blowing the hair off his head with anger that I could read and get some entertainment?
 

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and when Marty sold the Vortex andscrewed Judson...according to Les' nut nuzzlers

 

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and when Marty sold the Vortex andscrewed Judson...according to Les' nut nuzzlers

I want to give the new 3.0 a challenge. Bring Les back to the board. I never had a chance to meet the guy. He left before I jumped on here. And several other acting members as well.
 
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and when Marty sold the Vortex andscrewed Judson...according to Les' nut nuzzlers

Hot damn! These boards and forums can be drama. It really proves how tribal we as humans still are. People just want to have an allegiance or side to be on.
 
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How do I remove the wires from these switches on the front of the machine? My water pump switch needs to have one of the wires pulled out, cut to fresh wire and put back in. I don't know how to pull that wire out of the back of the switch
 

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Whoever has the vortec motor needs to buy a spare oil cap. Mine started getting harder to pull off and it finally broke today while changing the oil I’m glad I bought another one a few months ago

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Doing a little adjusting

The coolant heat exchanger was just a last minute slap on. I never had time to properly mount it. So here’s the before and after. I bought the wrong color paint for it to 😒

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That plate of metal looks like crap.

I’ll clean that up and make it more flush with the mounting plate
 

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I've got an air pocket in the antifreeze that I'm not being successful at getting out yet. This new heat exchanger doesn't have a petcock on it to bleed the air out.

When I filled it up with antifreeze yesterday, I wasn't able to put back all that drained out. When I cranked it up, the water pump wasn't pulling it through the system to lower it so I could fill it full. It overheated and shut down.

I was told to drill a 1/16" hole in the thermostat to act as a bleeder/orifice for the antifreeze. So I went and bought another thermostat just to be sure it's good and put the hole where it needed to be. I'll let you know later today if that fixed the problem

Edit: Yes, a 1/16" orifice hole IS needed to be drilled in the thermostat above the heat exchanger to substitute the previous petcock that was on the original coolant box/helicoil.
 
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I've got an air pocket in the antifreeze that I'm not being successful at getting out yet. This new heat exchanger doesn't have a petcock on it to bleed the air out.

When I filled it up with antifreeze yesterday, I wasn't able to put back all that drained out. When I cranked it up, the water pump wasn't pulling it through the system to lower it so I could fill it full. It overheated and shut down.

I was told to drill a 1/16" hole in the thermostat to act as a bleeder/orifice for the antifreeze. So I went and bought another thermostat just to be sure it's good and put the hole where it needed to be. I'll let you know later today if that fixed the problem

Edit: Yes, a 1/16" orifice hole IS needed to be drilled in the thermostat above the heat exchanger to substitute the previous petcock that was on the original coolant box/helicoil.
On my setup, I put a 1” tee athe high point of the exchangers, and can fill with a funnel, then cap the tee. There are petcocks on the two exchangers that can be used to bleed air also.
 

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I would think most of the clutch drive units may have been designed off this brand.
These are from my AquaTech manufactured in Kelowna BC. Cleanco bought out the company years ago.
I rebuilt these years ago, and have never installed them yet. I had the coils wrapped by a company in Toronto.
 
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I would think most of the clutch drive units may have been designed off this brand.
These are from my AquaTech manufactured in Kelowna BC. Cleanco bought out the company years ago.
I rebuilt these years ago, and have never installed them yet. I had the coils wrapped by a company in Toronto.
Looks like a solid design. Just keep the pressure under 1200psi since the coils are copper. But two coolant heat exchangers should give you constant, reliable heat
 

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I've got an air pocket in the antifreeze that I'm not being successful at getting out yet. This new heat exchanger doesn't have a petcock on it to bleed the air out.

When I filled it up with antifreeze yesterday, I wasn't able to put back all that drained out. When I cranked it up, the water pump wasn't pulling it through the system to lower it so I could fill it full. It overheated and shut down.

I was told to drill a 1/16" hole in the thermostat to act as a bleeder/orifice for the antifreeze. So I went and bought another thermostat just to be sure it's good and put the hole where it needed to be. I'll let you know later today if that fixed the problem

Edit: Yes, a 1/16" orifice hole IS needed to be drilled in the thermostat above the heat exchanger to substitute the previous petcock that was on the original coolant box/helicoil.
I tested the old thermostat and it worked correctly. That tells me the 1/16” hole in the thermostat was needed for the air to bleed through to prevent air lock in the coolant system

Wouldn’t that be good for any setup to have that ?

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Is there an inside joke with RV JR? I see you comment a lot about it? I don't believe I've ever seen one.

It's the stair head on a rv360i.. I like Robbie, but it took me forever to clean 23 stairs 12' wide with a 7" head.. Worked killer for stairs but not whole rooms/houses...........Robbie is one of a kind, plus he's a Canuck..
 
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