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4 hour oil change

Saturday I decided to do a quick oil change in my generator.  While I was running it to warm up the oil I saw a puddle of coolant in the front so figured it was the water pump.  I've had a drip of coolant  there since I bought the coach but never could find the leak.  After changing the oil I also saw one of the brackets holding the expansion tank/guard to the engine.  I was able to take out the other bracket bolts and move the tank enough to see that the 5/8" hose from the tank to the engine was split.  I cut the hose and removed the tank/guard.  Picked up everything and drove to town to get a new piece of hose, clamps, and some 1" flat bar to make a new bracket.  Got everything back together and filled the expansion tank, cranked up the generator and let it run for about 20 minutes. 
The other hoses were replaced recently and the belt looked good also.  The hose I replaced was the original.
Always a good day when you find a problem and can fix it before it gets much larger.
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1999 36' U320 build #5522
2013 Rzr 570
2006 Lexus GX470
2011 Tahoe LT 4x4
Previous 1998 45' 2 slide Newell, 1993 39' Newell

Re: 4 hour oil change

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Did you take any photos for future reference searching for others.
JohnH
2000 U295  36' Cummins 350 c/w Banks Stinger, Resonator upgrade,Solar, LED lites.Residential fridge with slide out pantry. Build 5674
ex 92 GV 022C ored Cummins
ex 95 GV240 cat 3116
2017 Mini cooper s & 2016 land Rover LR2 HSE  LUX.
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Sorry for the delay.  Here is the hose that was split, it runs from the top of Isuzu engine to bottom of the expansion tank.  I used a 6" piece of 5/8" heater hose to replace it with new clamps.
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1999 36' U320 build #5522
2013 Rzr 570
2006 Lexus GX470
2011 Tahoe LT 4x4
Previous 1998 45' 2 slide Newell, 1993 39' Newell