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This weekend took the truck and trailer on a few day trip to Crossville, TN for some maintenance work.  Had four new airbags put on and antifreeze hoses, reservoir, and liquid changed.  I use J&K Truck repair and have always been very pleased with their work and prices.  They called me a few hours after the truck was in the shop and wanted to show me something.  Apparently on the Volvos the ram air intake hose to the turbo and the lower radiator hose are in close proximity.  Somehow a rock had wedged between the hoses and rubbed both hoses paper thin in an area about the size of a half dollar.  Either hose could have given way.  The air hose would have just been power loss but the radiator hose would have been a catastrophe with immediate shut down.  May want to periodically crawl under the truck and look around…something I haven’t done in a couple of years.

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2017 DRV 39DBRS3

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On 7/14/2023 at 12:44 PM, SuiteSuccess said:

This weekend took the truck and trailer on a few day trip to Crossville, TN for some maintenance work.  Had four new airbags put on and antifreeze hoses, reservoir, and liquid changed.  I use J&K Truck repair and have always been very pleased with their work and prices.  They called me a few hours after the truck was in the shop and wanted to show me something.  Apparently on the Volvos the ram air intake hose to the turbo and the lower radiator hose are in close proximity.  Somehow a rock had wedged between the hoses and rubbed both hoses paper thin in an area about the size of a half dollar.  Either hose could have given way.  The air hose would have just been power loss but the radiator hose would have been a catastrophe with immediate shut down.  May want to periodically crawl under the truck and look around…something I haven’t done in a couple of years.

 Yep. It can be all too easy to find excuses or reasons to not get the creeper out or cardboard, or.... and crawl under there, but the underside is where all the work gets done and the most abuse takes place.

I'm a work'n on it.

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