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post #1 of 6 Old 05-29-2010, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Towing help

So I just got my f350 DRW out of the shop Thursday where it had the complete fuel system including injectors replaced (thank god for warranty). I hooked up my 8,000 pound trailer and headed for the coast. The outside temp stayed around 90 degrees most of the trip. The auxiliary fan ran pretty much the whole way down. It would go off for only a few seconds and then come right back on. The fuel mileage was horrible. I got 260 miles to the tank and the computer gave an average of 7.8.

I am going to try and run to a local dealership this morning to see if it's a quick fix. Any ideas on why the fan is running that often?
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So now it's not just when I am towing..it's all the time. I'm pretty sure it's the fan clutch which will make for a long, noisey pull back home on Monday.
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we need more info on truck before we can help.

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Bone stock 2008 F350 DRW. It recently went into the shop for a fuel surge and the dealership replaced the whole fuel rails, injectors, and DPF.
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Check your coolant level, just to make sure they filled it properly.

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That's the first thing I checked.
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