Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern California
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Just wondering does your coolant temp drop after reducing load on engine such as after cresting a hill. The reason I ask is today coming home towing my 5th wheel(12,000lbs) was climbing a 10% grade in 2 and 3rd gear because of the 15 - 20 mph curves. Outside temp was only in the 60's but my temp climbed to 220-225 and fan kicked on which I think was because of the slow speed and not enough air over radiator. After over the top of grade, temp went down and fan disengaged. Of course I never stopped to check water level and I never have added water to radiator except when water pump went out.
I know you have been fighting
this issue, hopefully its not a big deal.
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2013 6.7 CTD 2500, 800 ft-lbs torque, 4x4 crewcab Larmine Longhorn edition, 6 sp. auto, 2 tone white/gold
--07 6.7CTD 2500 4x4, Quad Cab, Big Horn Pkg. 3.73, airbags, 6sp auto, with Mag-Hytec deep pan.- sold but not forgotten.
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--95 & 96 5.9CTD 4x4 5sp. ext. cab. 33x12.50x16 front, 33x15.50x16 rear tires. R-1 tread, wheelbase shortened 30". Used as tugs on farm
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