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What exactly does "Heavy Duty Engine Cooling" mean?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Bob_McNaughton, Jul 21, 2001.

  1. Bob_McNaughton

    Bob_McNaughton Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I'm looking at a 2500 Dodge, and the one I want comes with a heavy duty engine and tranny coolers.

    I know what the tranny one is. But what exactly does heavy duty engine cooling mean? Bigger radiator? Bigger hoses? What I am not sure.

    Does anyone have a definative answer?

    Thanks
     
  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    Radiators are the same for any given engine. 5.2/5.9 gas share the same, diesel has a different one, V10 also. HD cooling has a different cooling fan and clutch, an auto trans cooler and a PS oil cooler.
     
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    My guess would be a higher capacity radiator, and higher flow water pump and bigger engine fan. One other option may be oil cooler as well. Keep the oil cool, and the engine will run cooler as well. If that truck is a diesel, those two options will be included.
    Dino
     
  4. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    Re: Re: What exactly does "Heavy Duty Engine Cooling" mean?

    Bob since you already bought the truck you got the 3/4 ton

    you got the one with a bigger radiator, trans fluid cooler, and various other heavy duty options

    and yes there is a diff. between the Dodges 1/2 to and 3/4 ton radiators and other cooling parts

    98 1/2 and 98 3/4 have diff. radiators and both have snow plow prep groups

    LGF
     
  5. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    All 3/4 gas V8 trucks share the same radiator with or without max cooling package. I should have been more specific. Sorry for any confusion.
     
  6. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    No problem Bill

    It just sounded like you were saying 1/2 and 3/4 were the same

    I apologize for just getting to the point so I didn’t have to type too much

    Didn’t want to come off as being rude

    LGF