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Blade blocking aie flow to radiator

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by unior, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. unior

    unior Member
    Messages: 31

    Has anyone ever had this problem? My truck was OK plowing yesterday but consistently overheating driving down the road. All hoses and rad get hot so it shouldn't be a thermostat or clogged rad. Thinking about putting an auxiliary electric fan on it this morning.
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    Chevy truck?

    Gas diesl?

    Details....

    Search overheat
     
  3. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    You're most likely blocking air flow to the radiator. Try driving with the blade down low and angled all the way. Else you can install a deflector to director air flow to the grill.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,970

    You really think all these details matter?
     
  5. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Good one dieselss. :waving:
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    At the end of the day, No.
     
  7. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,980

    You expect to much from people.
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,970

    Silly me. I should stop that.
     
  9. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,610

    If its a GMC/ Chevy 6.0 gas it will probably be the fan clutch, very common problem for it. Fairly easy to replace if your a decent mechanic and not too costly if you take to someone. A couple of ours had that problem would only over heat going down the road.
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,540

    this

    and this
     
  11. finh2o

    finh2o Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I have the same truck. I have the snow deflector on it. I feel thats the reason why I over heat. I just put some bungees on it.
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Pretty sure you're the first.
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    As some as you said overheating with plow ,Chevy.
     
  14. unior

    unior Member
    Messages: 31

    It's an 84 K20 350 gas. I realized the truck is missing a fan shroud...couldn't find a shroud anywhere except for mail order so I rigged an eagle talon electric rad fan up to teh battery to get me through this storm. Now this morning I broke a damn front axle grrr.
     
  15. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,610

    No fan shroud would do it. Beside it being 32 years old and should be in a parade and probably not plowing.
     
  16. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    Whoa...... LoL
     
  17. unior

    unior Member
    Messages: 31

    It's my work truck for pulling mowing trailer and pushing snow. It's not parade material. You can buy me a nice new chebby and have mine for parades :laughing:
     
  18. unior

    unior Member
    Messages: 31

    I wonder what ya'll would say if I told you I welded the mount to the frame :bluebounc
     
  19. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,610

    I had an 84 K10 with a 6.2 deisel in it. Had almost 280,000 on it when I got rid of it and the guy that got put almost another 100,000 on it before I lost track of it.
     
  20. unior

    unior Member
    Messages: 31

    Thats cool. I just started out last May without much capital. I had this truck sitting in the backyard and decided to put it to work. Most parts are dirt cheap for it. Not much power though. This last snow storm I made enough money to pay off my plow. Hopefully next year I can make enough to upgrade to a newer truck.