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Old 01-12-2016, 06:34 AM   #113
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It"s probably about the same time with the radiator in, it"s just easier to see everything with the radiator out. Also much easier to get at everything with the left inner wheel well removed !
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:11 AM   #114
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It is amazing how much better the access is to either side of the engine with the wheels off. I've found even just turning the wheels sometimes helps a lot.
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Old 01-24-2016, 04:48 PM   #115
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Re-installed my million dollar radiator ($985.00) today. Right now I put 3 gallons in it to not only check for leaks, (usually my luck) part of Murphy's Law I suppose....but also to run it next week and completely flush it out including the heater core under the couch. Installed a small ball valve 1/4" instead of the pedcock to make it easier to drain in the future. Also got a 30 inch vacuum hold on the AC system to recharge with R-12. Still working on the generator compartment and will finish up the fire suppression system soon. Purchased a new cruise control set up so alot of small things still to finish up before the motorhome get together.
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Old 01-24-2016, 04:51 PM   #116
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:07 PM   #117
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Re-installed my million dollar radiator ($985.00) today.
WOW Is it gold plated?!
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:42 AM   #118
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Not Gold Plated, but weighs twice as much as it did when I dropped it off, they did a great job and did exactly what I wanted them to do. The core now fills the entire cavity front to rear in the tank area, I saw the core that was removed and the small 7/16" tubes were plugged in the lower 20% area of the core. The tubes in the new core are 5/8" and spaced farther apart. The true test will be in April....two road tests planned, 1 without the tow dolly and if that one goes well one with the dolly towing the Chevrolet Volt. Finished two off the four panels in the generator compartment last night....coming out exactly the way I want it to !
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:58 AM   #119
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That's an amazing difference in the radiator. It will be interesting to hear how much difference it makes in cooling.

This may sound like a dumb question about your Volt but if you were to run an extension cord from the motorhome back to the car on the tow dolly could you charge it if you had your generator running while you're driving?
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:41 AM   #120
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To answer the not so dumb question......yes you could use the extension cord if you really wanted too,,,,but we usually charge at the campground overnite and we're good to go on electric the next day. Regards, Bob
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To answer the not so dumb question......yes you could use the extension cord if you really wanted too,,,,but we usually charge at the campground overnite and we're good to go on electric the next day. Regards, Bob
Campground charging makes a lot more sense

What size charging circuit is required for the Volt?
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10 or 15 amp circuit, 120 volt, programable through the dashboard of the volt. 20 amp 220 volt if available. Full charge takes 10 hours on 120 volt or 4 hours on 220 volt.
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That's not to be for charging times. Something like the Volt wouldn't be a bad commuter vehicle for me as I drive 12 miles round trip to work and back each day.

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I commute 49 miles each way to my business....no gas coming to work, mostly downhill....engine runs last 5 miles going home....mostly uphill ! Lifetime MPG is 180.3 MPG ! 4 years now.
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I commute 49 miles each way to my business....no gas coming to work, mostly downhill....engine runs last 5 miles going home....mostly uphill ! Lifetime MPG is 180.3 MPG ! 4 years now.
Is there a projected cost for battery replacement and a time frame or mileage range as to when you will have to perform that task?
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Worst case senairio is $6000.00 for the battery....it's warranties for 8 years/80,000 miles. I just ordered a 2017. I beat them to death as they are a commuter car for me, it's just an expense that I deal with.
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