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Old 06-11-2012, 05:51 AM
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Question Does this logic sound right?

So I am having high ECT (235) and my fan runs a lot. (my EOT is 209) My autometer ECT gauge was reading 150 so I knew that was wrong. I hooked up a scan computer to it and the coolant temps were really high. So I changed my coolant filter and it was pack full. THe truck has 217xxx miles. Do you think that my radiator needs to be replaced? (I replaced the thermostat recently, degas bottle cap, and just finished an extensive restore and restore plus flush before changing out oil cooler)

My thoughts were that the coolant was not getting cooled enough by a clogged radiator and is making my EOT a little high, or the water pump is not working correctly. But because my coolant filter has so much crap in it that its the radiator. (If I replace the radiator ill do the water pump while im in there)

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Old 06-11-2012, 07:12 AM
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I think your on the right path with the radiator replacement. I useually recomend takeing it to a radiator shop and have it boiled and rodded out but many shops want as much to do the work as buying a new aftermarket radiator. Check prices.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:28 AM
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Ok as far as a water pump I would like to get the bpd water pump but I really dont want to spend that much. The napa ones have a lifetime warrenty on them. Is it really worth 3x the price?
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:49 AM
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New light has shed in this issue in over heating ECT. I took out the water pump, and to my disappointed, it was perfectly fine. But when I removed the radiator, a bail of hay fell out. There was so much grass and plants in between the intercooler and radiator, that that must be causing the high temps.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:26 AM
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Wow, keep us updated.:thumbup:

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:39 AM
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Yup that will do it. Air has to be able to flow thru the radiator to get heat exchange with the coolant.
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