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heating up

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by rickbays, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. rickbays

    rickbays Member
    Messages: 46

    Ive got a 99 dodge 2500 cummins. I just put a boss 8.2 v. I was out plowing for the 1st time with it today. The truck normally runs a temp about 190. Today when i was plowing it was about 220. Thats not over heating but not fair from it. The coolant leval is fine also. Do I need to add a dual eletric fan?
  2. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    this is when your plowing and not driving down the hiway right? i know u said plowin but im just checkin that your now plowin a drive then drive a good way to plow another and such....

    i dont have enough knowledge about the flex a lite to know if it would be better or not. someone will chim in in a min im sure.
  3. rickbays

    rickbays Member
    Messages: 46

    The truck was at just a hair above of the normal temp when I started plowing a parking lot. It was the 1st one of the day. The lot is a decent size. I plowed it in about an hour with my boss v. I didnt drive the truck over 35 mph to get to the lot. The snow was only 2 inches.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  4. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    When was the last time the radiator was Cleaned? They Can get gummed up very easly especailly if the crank case vent has not been relocated. give it a good pressure washing and maybe a coolant flush and see if that helps.