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2004 chevrolet 2500hd 8.0 overheat

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by phalcone, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. phalcone

    phalcone Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    My 2004 2500 8.0L overheats while driving with the plow. I have seen some of the threads that have been posted regarding this problem... most have been with 6.0L Are the any specific issues with the 8.0L ? Help if you can thanks.
  2. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    My feeling is that if it is a problem with the 6.0... most likely the 8.0 will have the same problem. But then again I do not know if the 8.0 has the same cooling system as the 6 liter. Might be worth a trip the the stealer and have a chat with the service manager about it. Make sure you mention the 6 liter TSB, maybe they can locate something similar for the 8 liter.

    This thread has the 6 liter TSB
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2005
  3. Mr.PLOWSI

    Mr.PLOWSI Member
    Messages: 33

    Add me to the list of overheating 05' 2500hd 6.0

    I look down at the temp guage and im at 230 and climing.:cool: . Just dropped it off at Chevy, mentioned something about the TSB, and the service guy says, sure I'll take care of it. I'm kinda mad cuz I droppped the blade so the temp would drop and I hit a manhole cover from bouncing and it broke off my part of my blade, plus we had like an inch of snow, instead of 4-6, amazing,
  4. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 688

    Maybe I missed it but what is the TSB# for the 6.0 issue? I plan on going to the dealer this week as I have the same problem too. BTW, my 8.1 does not do this.
  5. gino

    gino Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 94

    Gee, your luck is as bad as mine. keep your head up, things could be worse :)
  6. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    It's because it is an 8.0. If it was the full 8.1 it wouldnt overheat.
  7. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 688

    Too funny.
  8. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    what are you talking about? i wasn't aware that an 8.0 existed, i have an 8.1 does an 8.0 exist i just figured it ("8.0") was a typo/mistake
  9. JCStrasser

    JCStrasser Member
    Messages: 41

    Some dealers are still clueless about carrying a plow/overheating. Last truck was a 2002 6.0L and before I insisted that this was an apparent "DESIGN FLAW", the dealer actually suggested that I rig up some sort of air deflector- And the truck had the plow prep!!!!!!!!!!! :realmad: It was the fan clutch (as I'm sure many others have stated on this Forum)
    Last year I traded used for used to the truck in the signature. No overheating problems- I'm kind of surprised- bigger engine and all. Most likely the fan clutch is your problem. Drives ya nuts, doesn't it??

  10. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 688

    There is no 8.0. It was an apparent error. The other post was just humor. That's why I said "Too Funny".
  11. SpringerEnterpr

    SpringerEnterpr Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I just got my fan cluth replaced yesterday. I had my plow on last week a 20 min drive and my truck really heated up. Thanks for all the information posted The dealer replaced the fan clutch under warranty. I will see how she runs next time I have the plow on when we get snow.