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Generator Coolant shutoff valves

Attached is a picture of my driver's side generator compartment.  It has the coolant overflow bottle, the coolant reservoir, the blower/radiator and the windshield washer fluid bottle.  If you look in the upper right corner, you can see two coolant shutoff valves with yellow handles.  They connect to the coolant reservoir.  Should these be open or closed and why?

It appears that the similar lines on the engine don't have any valves and are therefore open.

Thanks,

Rich
Rich and Peggy Bowman
2002 U270 3610 WTFS, build #5939--"Freedom"
2112 Jeep Liberty Limited Jet Model--"Belle"
StowMaster Tow Bar and SMI AirForceOne brake system
PakCanoe 15

Re: Generator Coolant shutoff valves

Reply #1
Rich, they should be closed, the why escapes me right now but I'm sure someone else will chime in about that.
Richard & Betty Bark & Keiko our Golden Doodle
2003 U320T 3820 PBDS
Build # 6215
MC # 16926
2016 Chevrolet Colorado 4X4 diesel

Re: Generator Coolant shutoff valves

Reply #2
Rich, they should be closed, the why escapes me right now but I'm sure someone else will chime in about that.

They connect the surge tank in for bleeding air.  Normal operation has them closed:

Procedure for bleeding the coolant system on Powertech Generators
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Re: Generator Coolant shutoff valves

Reply #3
Thanks!

Rich
Rich and Peggy Bowman
2002 U270 3610 WTFS, build #5939--"Freedom"
2112 Jeep Liberty Limited Jet Model--"Belle"
StowMaster Tow Bar and SMI AirForceOne brake system
PakCanoe 15

Re: Generator Coolant shutoff valves

Reply #4
Is there a new link to this procedure for bleeding the coolant system? I have to replace a leaking hose...
Thanks,
Tyson Taylor
2006 34' Nimbus
2006 Nimbus 334
Mini Cooper S Clubman
Motorcade #18344

Re: Generator Coolant shutoff valves

Reply #5
I just wiggle the tires off and I use a pry bar to put them on.
1999 36ft. U320 Foretravel
Build # 5436
1998 Suzuki Sidekick Sport

Re: Generator Coolant shutoff valves

Reply #6
I think this response was to a different question?
Hopefully the procedure for bleeding the coolant system with the two valves shown above is still available someplace?
Thanks...
Tyson
2006 Nimbus 334
Mini Cooper S Clubman
Motorcade #18344


Re: Generator Coolant shutoff valves

Reply #8
Fantastic!
Thanks Michelle much appreciated!
Tyson
2006 Nimbus 334
Mini Cooper S Clubman
Motorcade #18344