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My HD temp never got over 210 degrees

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Alpha42, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. Alpha42

    Alpha42 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I really used this truck today,22 driveways and 1 big parking lot all with 18-24 inches of stackable snow. The truck was running for 12 hours straight and got pretty beat on when it got stuck twice. I was prepared to not panic if the engine temp gauge went up. Guess what, it never went over 210. The trans temp never went past 180 maybe 190 for a short time.Alternator gauge held a nice steady 14 with the defroster full blast and headlights on. I have 3000 miles on this truck and I am very happy with it so far. I am sooooo glad its new and has a warranty. I don't know about beating it up plowing and getting stuck and pulling people out etc etc if I owned it without a warranty though. I'll try to treat it a little better but I bought it to push snow in the winter and pull my travel trailer in the summer. I guess its pretty much doomed to work. Oh well.
  2. porkhead1

    porkhead1 Member
    Messages: 70

    Take real good care of that truck if you're gonna "work it" year-round. You may want to get into synthetic engine oils, change your trans oil/filter at least once a year, check your front/rear axle fluid levels to make sure they're full, brakes are gonna wear faster because of the plowing, install a remote start for the truck to warm it up before going out to plow, if possible, look around for a set of winter-only tires/wheels......

    This site is an excellant source of information for information on how to keep that truck running for a long time & dependable. Don't be afraid to ask questions.....we all were "new" at one time. Save a % of the $$$ you make plowing to put back into the truck.

    Good Luck.... :)