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Old 01-17-2021, 03:11 PM   #1441
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I got a little distracted today and decided to wash the 370LE......itís been a while since I washed the fuel tank in the Yukon XL, (DAMM), so I thought Iíde get that done. Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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Old 01-20-2021, 09:47 AM   #1442
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I started the re-do of the transmission cooling lines. I am eliminating the radiator circuit as I feel that the radiator only increases the temperature to above 200 degrees. I am also increasing the diameter of the lines from 5/16Ē to 3/8Ē which is not only standard for an E4OD but also the auxiliary cooler. The auxiliary cooler has a thermostatically controlled fan which comes on at 200 and off at 160. Iím in the fine tuning stage now and will see how this modification works, Regards,Bob Click image for larger version

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Old 01-20-2021, 10:47 AM   #1443
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What size cooler did you use?
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Old 01-20-2021, 01:16 PM   #1444
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Old 01-20-2021, 01:42 PM   #1445
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3/8Ē
Sorry, I meant BTU.
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Old 01-20-2021, 03:39 PM   #1446
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LOL.....get it right.....I have no idea, Iíll look it up in the paperwork and let you know......personally certain specs, and thatís one of them, donít mean diddely to me, they either work, or they donít. Regards, Bob
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Old 01-20-2021, 04:33 PM   #1447
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Brad, I used this 29200 BTU cooler when I recently went all hard lines, added a thermal switch and a fan.

Happy so far.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/BMM-70274
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:44 AM   #1448
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My issue was finding space to put one so I found the largest cooler that seemed to fit the space, 20,500 BTU, and mounted it. Considering a 370 is almost twice the length and weight of my 20' I would assume something much larger would be needed. As an aside, I'm not routed through the radiator either.
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:47 AM   #1449
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Brad, I used this 29200 BTU cooler when I recently went all hard lines, added a thermal switch and a fan.

Happy so far.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/BMM-70274
Chevy is stock 3/8
Mine is a B&M as well. Your 70274 would probably not fit on my Argosy. I did not want to install it in front of the radiator so it's mounted underneath. Unfortunately there is a lot less space under a 20' compared to a 350 or 370.
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Old 01-24-2021, 12:50 AM   #1450
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Iíve got the new 3/8Ē transmission cooling lines mapped out now to the auxiliary cooler, just need a few more adapters and some final tweaking to make everything good. I received the new air compressor stainless steel check valves and pressure switches for both Charlyís and my 370LEís. Weíll be able to raise our pressures to approximately 125 PSI with a cut in of around 80 PSI. Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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Old 01-24-2021, 05:37 PM   #1451
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Iíve got the new 3/8Ē transmission cooling lines mapped out ....

How did you map them, were you able to use some of the older lines or did you have to start from scrap?
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:26 AM   #1452
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Being that the radiator circuit is not being used, the new 3/8Ē transmission cooling lines now only have to go to the rear of the air reel storage well is, just forward of the steps on the curb side. The total run is about 5í for each line compared to 20í for the 5/16Ē lines. I also found another potential restriction in the 5/16Ē lines that I installed 2 years ago with the brass adapters that I used to join the 5/16Ē lines to the auxiliary cooler. Iím going to take a closer look at that tomorrow morning to see if I was right. Regards, Bob
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Old 01-26-2021, 02:14 PM   #1453
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I finished up the install of the new air compressor pressure switch and stainless steel high temperature check valve. The original check valve has a slight leak going back to the compressor , another reason the compressor ran more than it should, but hey.......30 plus years, no complaints. I have all the adapters I need to finish the new 3/8Ē transmission cooling lines so Iíll start to tackle that tomorrow morning. Regards, Bob Click image for larger version

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Old 01-27-2021, 01:06 PM   #1454
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Air pressure was still at 50 PSI this morning. Thatís great ! I know that the front leveling valves have a slight leak, Charlyís gonna get in touch with Gillig to see if theyíre still available. He has the same issue, as Iím sure all 370LE owners have, Gillig doesnít make the leveling valves, so I may try to outsource them through Fleetpride or EBay to save some loot. More money for fuel........Regards, Bob
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Old 01-28-2021, 10:16 AM   #1455
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The transmission cooling lines are all finished, just have to drill the frame and install the isolation mounts that hold the lines apart and from rattling, not that I could hear it. Regards, Bob
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Old 01-28-2021, 11:57 AM   #1457
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Old 01-28-2021, 02:46 PM   #1458
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A very neat and tidy job on the oil lines.
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Old 02-11-2021, 02:14 PM   #1459
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Charly and I are on a quest (pun intended) to eliminate all of our air leaks in the air suspension system of our 370LEís. He was able to find the OE leveling valves for his front end but being that his front end is out right now he sent them to me. I eliminated about 60% of my leakage due to a leaking check valve and pressure switch at the compressor. Iíll install the valves this Sunday and see if that helps.....canít hurt. The YukonXL has been kicking my hinny.....I think I have all the right parts now, Iím into it for about $1,700.00 just in parts, all for a leak and an incorrect gauge reading. Iíve replaced both fuel pumps and sending units in both tanks, all the EVAP hoses, fuel tank straps, and the crossmember which holds the winch which holds the spare tire up. Regards, Bob Click image for larger version

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Old 02-11-2021, 02:43 PM   #1460
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I am not particularly fond of the Hadley internal check valve. Its just some rubber ball subjected to a lot of motion. I have considered adding high quality brass check valves in a few places
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