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Old 09-25-2015, 12:02 PM   #31
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What kind of coolant is the right for Hb 1995 V6??
50/50 ??
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:22 PM   #32
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thats what i use
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Old 09-25-2015, 03:15 PM   #33
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I live in S.Fl and I'm not a fan of electric fans myself... Try spinning your fan and the clutch should feel very stiff. I spent a few more bucks and went with a Borg-Warner fan clutch and my truck never runs hotter than 3/4 way to the halfway point on the stock temp gauge...
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Old 09-25-2015, 03:57 PM   #34
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Yep and yep, fan clutch good, and shroud ok. Still haven't had the time to do the whole thing, but when I get done there is no reason it should ever get halfway.

Im no dummy when it comes to this and I think all of us can agree, cooling systems are elementary when it comes to mechanics. All of us on here that have posted KNOW what the issue is, we just have to find it, bypass it, or half ass fix it (lol)

Its only a couple of things-

1. Inadequate ventilation due to fan, fan clutch, or radiator fin clog (All my items check out ok with visual and physical inspection)

2. Inadequate cooling flow through engine due to faulty water pump, leak, thermostat, wrong coolant, heater core clog, other coolant passage clog, low coolant level, bad head gasket, cracked head, insufficient oil level, air in system, or hose issues. (As for me, I have eliminated most, no leaks (did UV dye test), no steam from exhaust / coolant level stays same (eliminates head / air / gasket issues), no bubbles or oil in system with cap off (signaling cracked head or bad gasket), and hoses check out fine.

For me, my issue points to thermostat, water pump, and or coolant passage issues which can be remedied with a flush and change of parts. The fan swap is just personal taste and isn't meant for performance and or compensation reasons, but If I can gain anything, and at least more air flow with AC on, then I am game for it.

Just like H.stickeye, mine always freaks out with the AC on in traffic. The added load sends it into the 205-210 degree range. Should sit steady at 194 or lower.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:03 PM   #35
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If your truck was overheating you would lose fluid. The fact that you are not, and havent mentioned performance loss. I am guessing you are still good or within specs. I have also noticed in Oklahoma I am running about 5/8s on the factory gauge, where I am used to exactly half in New York.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:30 PM   #36
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I just noticed you have an automatic tranny so it has to cool that as well but I'm sure you realize that. Nobody saying your a dummy just trying to help brother... Is the tranny fluid clean and no burnt smell?
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:00 PM   #37
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Auto, tranny may have a clogged filter...Just a thought bro.
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Old 09-28-2015, 03:53 PM   #38
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Good point on the tranny. I know of its additional cooling load placed on the radiator / cooling system when driving. Most of my problems occur when stopped, even for less than 2 or 3 min at a red light or when refueling. Temperature consistently rises to 205-210 as high as 213 I think I saw, which is reflected on my gauge as 3/4 hot.

Trans has looked good since I got her a year ago. Fluid is still pinkish clear, indicating to me that either it was changed / flushed before I got her or someone rebuilt the trans, because when I say it looks clean, that fluid looks brand new, even still to this day 1 year of driving on it.

Ill have to look up the filter thing, at least for serviceability reasons, but I thought generally it didn't get changed and when it does, its a pain in the ass cause its built into some sort of huge plate that has to come off.

And the dummy thing, I was saying we all collectively in the thread are all smart. Not that anyone was calling anybody a dummy, lol.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:31 AM   #39
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im definately a dummy! Lol. Anyway, I hope others have the same issue, hopefully we can nail this one. I'm keen to change my radiator and get a flush. I'm sure its not a big deL, my truck has never let me down.
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