High Engine Temps
Last fall I bought a camp trailer that ways around 9500 pds fully loaded. Running 1000-1250 egts while pulling a hill the engine temp got hot enough to make me have to pull over twice. Even out of over drive going slower it still tryed to get hot. When the truck is empty I can pull the same hill and be fine. The only time it gets hot is when its pulling up hills to make it work harder. My question is has any one else had this problem and how did you fix it. I called two shops and they bolth said I need a new thermostate and radiator needs to be taken to a shop to be boiled and cleaned. Would a 16cm exhaust housing also help so it wont build so much heat. I only used the trailer once last year so I need to get this fixed before I fry my truck this spring. Thanks
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