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snowplow overheating

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by daveklein1, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. daveklein1

    daveklein1 Member
    Messages: 40

    I was just curious if overheating was a problem to anyone else out there. I have a 2001 Dodge cummins, and it run in the 220's to 230's.:confused:
     
  2. juspayme

    juspayme Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    the blade is blocking the air to your radiator. drive slower and angle your blade to the right to let some more air to your grill.
     
  3. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    Loweing it a little helps too.... or you can make a plate that attaches to the lift arm, that way when you have the blade up, it directs air to the radiator.
     
  4. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    How is your snow plow over heating? lol

    The plow is blocking the air flow across the radiator. Angle or lower it. Which ever gives you the best air flow.

    Good Luck
     
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I believe that your particular model year of Dodge Cummins has an issue with oil from the breather / blowby tube clogging up the raidiator. In many cases, you can not even tell how dirty it is until you take it off to clean it. That is probably your problem, your raidiator is filthy, and only working at partial capacity. Take it off and clean it, or see if there is a way you can ram warm water through it with a pressure washer.
     
  6. Sealer People

    Sealer People Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    I have a 1996 chevy diesel that was overheating when i first put the plow on. After determining that the clutch fan was a heavy duty & there was no room for an auxillary fan under the hood, I decided to buy the " AIR FOIL " from blizzard. Next time I would just try to make one because they cost alot.

    Ever since i put it on, I havent overheaeted at all.
     
  7. daveklein1

    daveklein1 Member
    Messages: 40

    How much did you pay for the air foil? Just curious.
     
  8. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,549

    DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER on your radiator:yow!:
    I guaranty it will bend the little fins over and block air flow. you will spend hours straitening the fins out
     
  9. rocknrollrednec

    rocknrollrednec Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    yeah, that's a bad bad idea. I like to soak 'em with a hose, then blow out with compressed air
     
  10. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    take a garden hose and clean between the radiator and charge air cooler the trucks are knowing for getting crap built up in there and causing overheat conditions