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G-rizzle Swank
07-15-2005, 01:52 PM
ok my 83 yota is having trouble with keeping my cool. ive pressure washed the shit out of the rad after i go wheelign everytime. i had a quad and another passenger in the truck and she got up into the red a couple weeks ago so we had to turn around. could some hoses be plugged? i was also told that since my fan doesnt run off the crank that it might be slipping. i was thinking of fluching it out tomorrow and maybe pulling it.

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07-15-2005, 02:00 PM
check the antifreeze concentration, if there is not enough it will not absorb enough heat from the heads....

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07-15-2005, 02:48 PM
and check your rad cap too (for every 1psi you add to the coolant system you raise the boiling point 3F

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07-15-2005, 03:00 PM
Do you have a proper fan shroud?

85 GMC 3/4T 4x4
7" BDS suspension lift
35" Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Tires
Dual fuel propane/gas
Locked rear axle
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07-15-2005, 03:10 PM
clutch fan NFG?

did this just start ? then maybe thermostat is hooped

07-15-2005, 03:13 PM
put 4 core in properly, problem solved

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sj-x 500
07-15-2005, 03:53 PM
did you blow the fins shut when you pressure wash it?

Zuk's on Ice.

07-15-2005, 09:42 PM
maybe your rad is plugged,check for cold spots,probably just a thermostat

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07-16-2005, 07:48 AM
ya,, check the thermostat,, i have seen lots where they will wok in the city,, but ass soon as you put some use to the engine,, it overheats,, but dont get a low temp one,, make sure you get a 195 f thermostat,,,or your truck wont work at peak performance,, and lower temps cause premature wear on stuff like rings and berrings..,,, when i worked at lordco,, i hated when ppl came in asking for the lowest temp thermostat they can get,, like 163f ,, then come back cause there engine wont warnm up,, after i tell em that that will hjappen,,, fuckin losers,, not listening....oh well,, they paid twice for the shit,,, HAAAHAAHAAA

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G-rizzle Swank
07-16-2005, 09:15 AM
how much are new thermostats? and no all the fins are pretty much fine.

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