Follow up to One Hot Troppie

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 16:31
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The Troopie was gettig hot on a trip to Quennsland and on return after much searching could not find anthing a miss.
A few days later noticed water coming fron the bottom radiator hose after the engine had been at idle for a few minutes. Checked the hose clamp and I had to tighten it.
6th of March was the start of the 7 Day Victorian High Country Trip and so far on the way to Bright no sign of overheating.
The weather was great and the day time temperatures were in the mid to high 20c.

If anyone has done Herne Spur, out of Wonnangatta, you will know how steep a climb that is and how the engine as to work hard in low 2nd for about 20 minutes to get to the top. Out side temperature was about 28c and still no sign of overheating.
The Troopie was heavy with all the fuel, water and camping gear. I also had to stop a few times because of the vehicles in front so I thought it was a good test.

Again the drive up Billy Goat Bluff track had no sign of the Troopie overheating. So I think that the problem is fixed.

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Reply By: glenno(bris) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:13

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:13
Wayne , the problem i had with my troopie was i didnt drain the coolant when i bought it and goodness knows what was in there . As the radiator specialist said it could have been lolly water for all you know . Anyway a couple of months later i noticed it was leaking coolant . I took it to the radiator bloke and he did a pressure test . The aluminium radiator had disintegrated from whatever was in there . No stray current though . I got him to replace it with an after market brass one . Cost me $600 . Thats my radiator story .
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Follow Up By: Member - Kimberly Kruiser (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:28

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 19:28
G'day Glenno

Replacement radiator wasn't a ADR brand was it? I had my original replaced out the back of nowhere once out of neccessity. Only lasted 18 months before the top and bottom tanks come adrift not to mention pin holes in the core. Had two coolant changes in that time as well.
Apparently ADR stands for the Best Quality Malay Import Radiator One Can Buy.
Just for your info if it is and to keep your receipt and your eye on it.

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