- Jan 6, 2017
- Bismarck, ND
- Husqvarna YTH24V48 riding mower, Branson 3725CH
I've only ever just used the air wand from behind on mine. I can get between the cooler and the radiator a little bit on the left side, but not so on the right side due to the way the brackets are situated.Spent several hours cleaning the radiator, condenser, oil cooler, and hydraulic cooler on my Branson 8050.
They have two screens in front of everything of course you don't just slide them out, 4 thumb screws for one and then
a slotted tab with a 12 mm bolt (recessed) so you can drop it and fish for it. And no hinges to move and separate things.
So lots of unbolting and bracket moving after removing the air cleaner housing.
This was the first time of going that deep into the cleaning, I've been just removing the screens and using the air wand
and then the water wand to flush them out. Today separated every thing blew them out flushed them out then used a foaming coil cleaner,
and then flushed and blew out again. Then put everything back together.
About 5 hours all told. Getting wet and cussing a bit, missing how nice the PUMA 125 is wing bolts and hinged so you can swing them apart easily.
I've not yet done the task the way you did, just looks like a pain to get everything apart. I can't even get my screen out from in front of the radiator without taking the air cleaner assembly off. No idea who thought that was a good layout.
I tell myself I'm doing it "good enough", it does prevent it from overheating. And I do get quite a bit of chaff blowing out the front when I'm blowing through the back side of the radiator.
But I do wish it was easier to take it apart and blow it clear.