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Check engine light went on, then off, overheated a could times past 1.5krpm's,

Denisefwd93

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One suggestion, get a radiator cap with 12 or 14psi rating instead of the 16psi

Assuming you are using coolant, boiling point doesn't drop that much and your repair may last longer with lower pressure in the system

Engines generally run between 190-215degF, but can go up to 225F when under load, i.e. climbing a longer uphill grade or pulling a trailer

Boiling point of 50/50 coolant/water without pressure, no rad cap, is 226F
With 8psi pressure it is 248F
With 12psi pressure it is 259F
With 16psi pressure it is 267F
Ron, while the rad was out of my truck I took the time to clean it, it was covered with lots of garbage because it was a farm truck. Lol. Now on a near 100 degree day the temperature gauge just goes to slightly Below half.
 


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32Okay, worked for a bit but eventually busted through.

Plastic weld job https://imgur.com/a/BzbqXCO

So got my new ine in but please tell me these mysterious plugs won't be a problem.

Radiator brass ports https://imgur.com/a/2GRw51K

Am I supposed to connect them or something? My original radiator didn't have one

Edit: nevermind. Apparently nothing comes through them, I guess unless you connect em (around an auto tranny? Probably)
 
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