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post #9 of Old 07-18-2013
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Re: Removing Hot Water Heater

Brian,

Removing the HWH should be no big deal if you choose to do so.Your engine fresh water coolant is probably plumbed through it as a heat exchanger to give you hot water when operating engine and not connected to dockside power. Other than gaining some extra storage space I have to ask, why remove it? Hot water is good, right? As far as the black aluminum coolant expansion tank in the port locker, I believe it is integral to the cooling system on the engine but not totally sure what the purpose is. My guess is it adds volume to the amount of coolant in the system. Also a place to add more coolant as needed. if you open the coolant cap on the engine mounted unit, coolant will spill out.

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