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Old 12-13-2020, 04:37 PM   #1041
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This is what I put on the 310. Also have a 14" puller fan that comes on at 180 and off at 160, Sensor at line input at radiator. Attachment 384838

Nice Chris, except the fan on/off temp. Not sure if it would ever turn off on this 4l80e. According the Input Gauge (i have 2, one in and one out), cruising temp is around 170, grade and town closer to 200. Output temp is around 140. But thats the gauges talking, never took the thermometer to check.
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Old 12-13-2020, 05:45 PM   #1042
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With the 475 trans, it don't come on much. My temp gauge, I read on the dash, is in the pan, and once it reaches just over 200+, the fan will come on. I have a light on the dash to let me know when it comes on.
Like you said in town and the long pulls up grades, is about the only time it comes on. Cruising down the highway, it has never come on yet. There is enough air going across the cooler!
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Old 12-14-2020, 09:38 AM   #1043
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Anybody have an issue with brake overheat on a350le ?im not pulling anything with it and loaded minimally.any ideas or fixes?thanks in advance
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Old 12-14-2020, 09:54 AM   #1044
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Anybody have an issue with brake overheat on a350le ?im not pulling anything with it and loaded minimally.any ideas or fixes?thanks in advance
Front brakes? Rear brakes? Or both?

I don't remember for sure but I think you already replaced the rubber hoses, if not then I would suggest replacing them.

The other thing that comes to mind is the pushrod that goes between the MC and the hydroboost.
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Old 12-14-2020, 11:59 AM   #1045
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Anybody have an issue with brake overheat on a350le ?im not pulling anything with it and loaded minimally.any ideas or fixes?thanks in advance
Likewise to brad, more symptoms helps.

If just one front or both rear, the rubber lines are always my first suspect as Brad said. I've also had a caliper piston sieze and drag.

The caliper slide surfaces on these are also probably worth checking, they should be greased with silicone based caliper grease. I have read reports of mechanics that used anti sieze or all purpose grease instead and then the brakes lock up a couple years down the road.
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Old 12-14-2020, 02:09 PM   #1046
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You might want to consider removing the calipers once a year for maintenance purposes, it also gives you a chance to see everything before traveling for the season. Regards, Bob
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Old 12-14-2020, 03:56 PM   #1047
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Anybody have an issue with brake overheat on a350le ?im not pulling anything with it and loaded minimally.any ideas or fixes?thanks in advance

This is what I did: I replaced the Master Cylinder, front brake pads and rubber lines and my brakes are trash and probably are overheating like yours. Now I moved to plan C ( as in Chris's list for parts)
and ordered all the good stuff, new rotors, calipers, heavy duty towing pads for all 4 wheels. Cost in Parts ~650.-

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f31...ml#post2435566
I will report back once I get it all installed.
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Old 12-20-2020, 11:46 AM   #1048
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no comment (well, except does your calliper match your pinstriping, Dan?)
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Old 12-20-2020, 01:01 PM   #1049
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no comment (well, except does your calliper match your pinstriping, Dan?)
Peter, us diesel guys have enough power that we don't need to worry about the little stuff like painted calipers.
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Old 12-20-2020, 08:13 PM   #1050
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Looking good Peter, you will have fun putting in the brake hose from the frame to the axle! You'll be thinking, why didn't I do this will I had the air bag system out of the way???
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Old 12-20-2020, 08:29 PM   #1051
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Looking good Peter, you will have fun putting in the brake hose from the frame to the axle! You'll be thinking, why didn't I do this will I had the air bag system out of the way???

Ha Chris, I stopped working on the rear pending bearings arrival. Now, after what you are saying, I may never go back to it.
To be honest, I am pretty sore after a weekend of switching out disks and calipers. Heavy stuff, hard work.
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Old 12-20-2020, 08:50 PM   #1052
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I know you can do it, just would have been easier when we had the system out of the way!
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Old 12-21-2020, 05:42 PM   #1053
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I am ready to pull the tank again (pulled it once when I got to 350 just to get it running). Too much rust and debris clogging up my filter in no time.

I used 30R9 fuel injection hose around the tank and I am surprised to see how soft it got in just 1 year of service. I am going to switch to 30R14T2.
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Old 12-21-2020, 07:20 PM   #1054
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I am ready to pull the tank again (pulled it once when I got to 350 just to get it running). Too much rust and debris clogging up my filter in no time.

I used 30R9 fuel injection hose around the tank and I am surprised to see how soft it got in just 1 year of service. I am going to switch to 30R14T2.
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If you think those are heavy, I just picked up the brake parts for the 396XL.......like having 2 of my mother-in-laws in the back ! I did this job once before on a 390XL that I owned....I traded it in for the 2007 396XL.....I was younger then, the parts seemed lighter ! Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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If you think those are heavy, I just picked up the brake parts for the 396XL.......like having 2 of my mother-in-laws in the back ! I did this job once before on a 390XL that I owned....I traded it in for the 2007 396XL.....I was younger then, the parts seemed lighter ! Regards, BobAttachment 385350

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The little stuff

Pulled the tank again and my plan is to not have to pull it again, ever!
I already moved the fuel pump out of the tank and now the tank is getting cleaned next week.

I spent hours on finding a good way to reroute the supply line which used to go to the pickup at the sending unit/internal pump.
With the external pump being forward of the tank, I had a problem with the tank pinching the rubber line. I finally succeeded in cutting the metal line and rerouting it away from the tank mount. Sounds easy, but it wasn't. I even tried to run a new 3/8 metal fuel line from the midship secondary fuel filter, but it was too tight to push it through.
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Pulled the tank again and my plan is to not have to pull it again, ever!
Famous last words......

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I already moved the fuel pump out of the tank and now the tank is getting cleaned next week.

I spent hours on finding a good way to reroute the supply line which used to go to the pickup at the sending unit/internal pump.
With the external pump being forward of the tank, I had a problem with the tank pinching the rubber line. I finally succeeded in cutting the metal line and rerouting it away from the tank mount. Sounds easy, but it wasn't. I even tried to run a new 3/8 metal fuel line from the midship secondary fuel filter, but it was too tight to push it through.
If I remember correctly the 345 that I dismantled had 1/2" steel fuel lines for the suction side and 3/8" for the return side. Somewhere near the front the suction changed to 3/8" and the return to 5/16".

Then again my memory isn't all that great anymore.....
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Old 01-08-2021, 05:51 PM   #1059
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Just finished my holiday assignment:
1. Complete new brakes, rubber lines, rotors, calipers, pads. Replaced the rear wheel bearings, expensive stuff.

2. Fuel tank flush
3. All hard lines to the trans cooler (no more rubber), thermal switch controlling an additional fan (180 on /165 off) Over ride switch and signal light on the dash.
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Old 01-23-2021, 04:05 PM   #1060
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Just finished installing Viair 450C. The late 1991 and 1992 are the only Classics I have seen with the air compressor compartment under the coach in an enclosed housing. Since its outside and bit harder to hear, I also ran a wire to the dash for a signal light when the compressor is running.
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