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how can i get my truck to run cooler

i put my plow on my truck the other day and i noticed that my engine coolant was really getting up there in temp. it normally runs around 192 and it was running at 248 and my tranny temp witch is normally at 160 was at 210 and i was driving easy my only guess is with the plow there no airs getting to the radiators so is there any way to get it to cool down more when the plow is on?

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you might try some electric fans infront of the radiator but ya really need to get better air flow. Any way to cut windows in the top side the plow without affecting structural integrity?
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i was thinking about doing an intake and i was also thinking about putting a scoop to send air down to the radiators

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i put my plow on my truck the other day and i noticed that my engine coolant was really getting up there in temp. it normally runs around 192 and it was running at 248 and my tranny temp witch is normally at 160 was at 210 and i was driving easy my only guess is with the plow there no airs getting to the radiators so is there any way to get it to cool down more when the plow is on?
if your engine temp was at 248 you've got a problem somewhere in the cooling system, no extra fans or ducting is going to cure. i'd check thermostat, water pump, coolant level, and so on. i have driven 70 on the interstate with my winterfront on in 55`f temps and never seen above 192`f
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do u think it could be from the chip

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Been thinkin about this a bit.Pullin a trailer and pushin a plow are 2 totally different animals. A trailer once rolling the force needed to move it drops off expoentially, A plow would require a constant application of full force theregor makeing the tranny work harder than it normally would, increaseing the tranny oil temp beyond design limits which would then raise overall temps. I assume this is a snow plowwe are talking about. How deep was the snow and how far were ya pushing it. When was the last time ya serviced the tranny.
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it would over heat just driving from one place to the next

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it would over heat just driving from one place to the next
I'd start looking for stuck thermostat, water pump on the decline, bad fan clutch, etc

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