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Old 06-23-2011, 09:56 AM
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What is the best way to keep her cool

I have towed several time with my 2001 7.3 "X" same load same trailer. This week-end thou she got hot trans and engine. I don't have money for fancy gauges, so these reads are off the factory gauges only. Trans got up to just a hair before yellow, and eng temp shot up to about the same hair before max. Is there a better coolant I can be running (I have the green stuff)? Or anything else I can do to insure safe temps?

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Old 06-23-2011, 10:13 AM
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if it got the "factory dummy" guages up that high, most times i have seen that the damage has been done, those guages dont start to show anything until it is damn near to late
i would mow some yards on the weekends and save some dough up for some guages, thats how i built my 97 all weekend jobs, because i was already strapped with my day job
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:52 AM
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What damage would that be? The temps reach their highest both just below max as I was cresting the hill, then everything cooled off. The rest of the trip was good. Do I need to be worried ?
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I have never seen one reach the melting point, but im sure you could start melting your pistons, and frying heads
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if the factory trans gauge is moving.. you're over 200* and you're damaging it beyond repair..
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man why dont you guys make the kid cry himself to sleep at night, he needs help not the worst possible outcome
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I have towed several time with my 2001 7.3 "X" same load same trailer. This week-end thou she got hot trans and engine. I don't have money for fancy gauges, so these reads are off the factory gauges only. Trans got up to just a hair before yellow, and eng temp shot up to about the same hair before max. Is there a better coolant I can be running (I have the green stuff)? Or anything else I can do to insure safe temps?
as far as a better coolant goes you can run the CAT ELC with a filtration system, i forget who sells them and also you can get an extra trans filter for the fluid on the outside i hear that helps quite a bit, and i hear if you can turn a wrench they are pretty easy systems to set up on your own which will save you some dough
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I have towed several time with my 2001 7.3 "X" same load same trailer. This week-end thou she got hot trans and engine. I don't have money for fancy gauges, so these reads are off the factory gauges only. Trans got up to just a hair before yellow, and eng temp shot up to about the same hair before max. Is there a better coolant I can be running (I have the green stuff)? Or anything else I can do to insure safe temps?
I have the same issue using that green coolant need to drain it out and get some better stuff there myself. like to find the super coolant but don't know where to get in Texas?
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mine is doing the same thing right now towing my jeep up 2 mountain ranges (west coast and east coast) If I hit the hill and everybody goes to a almost dead stop the truck will start to get warm but if I carry speed into it the truck doesn't even start to get warm. So I would start changing out fluids ( I am) Then seeing if the radiator is working right. I am going to be adding gauges (if you continue towing I would suggest you really need to add them too)
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If you can afford to fix it, you can afford to get gauges.
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