97 f-350 overheating - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
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post #1 of 2 Old 07-09-2008, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
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97 f-350 overheating

Will she finally let me down yesterday at a 182k miles. I believe the water pump went. What is everyones thoughts on buying a rebuilt vs new water pump. I'm seeing a 50-60 dollar difference in price. Also, I've heard in the past that the truck will run better if I let it run a little hotter by putting in a 205-210F thermostat. Does anyone know where to order one, the local parts store computer operator just looks at me funny when I ask her about it. I think it also time to add a set of gauges for the water temp and oil pressure (past due actually). The dummy gauges in the dash didn't change, no lights came on, I had no idea the truck overheated till I got it in the driveway. Luckily I only drove it about 10miles home from work. It couldn't have been hot for long.
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the hotter the engine the better the fuel burn which increases fuel milage,do a google search and you will find a t-stat for that temp.as for the waterpump i would go rebuilt if it is saving money, it is just a waterpump.
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