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Daves86

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Its overheating and blowing water out of the cap. Original had the radiator repaired when I bought it a few months ago,the guys put it in the acid tank overnight and fixed a couple leaks and tested it out as ok. since then new belts, new cap, new sender, new gauges, new thermostat, new heater core. The system has been flushed back flushed and new coolant 50/50 put in the truck Yes the cooling system was a wreck. Well driving it 20 miles the other night the gauge went to just below 240 and when we got to where we were going water was coming out of the cap. With a thermal gun checked the temps and the top of the radiator was hot the bottom was cold. Both sides of the thermostat read the same so I assume its opening. U would think flow problem right. But the petcock drains the radiator with out a problem.
Ok all you SME out there what do you think, A new radiator is $1200 bucks
Hey Gunny,

Welcome to the insanity. We are down in Va Beach visiting, but will be back in Manassas this weekend. I have a FLIR camera we can use to see if the radiator is blocked or not and check to see where the hot spots are to aide in T/S, if you're interested? Mama and I did a water pump swap on our 998 this summer and the FLIR was a great help in proving the radiator wasn't cooked.

Let me know
V/r
Dave
 

USMCGunny

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Hey Gunny,

Welcome to the insanity. We are down in Va Beach visiting, but will be back in Manassas this weekend. I have a FLIR camera we can use to see if the radiator is blocked or not and check to see where the hot spots are to aide in T/S, if you're interested? Mama and I did a water pump swap on our 998 this summer and the FLIR was a great help in proving the radiator wasn't cooked.

Let me know
V/r
Dave
Sounds good, might be of help. Im changing the waterpump on Sat
 

Bulldogger

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Sounds good, might be of help. Im changing the waterpump on Sat
I helped TheCaptain replace a water pump a few summers ago. Lesson learned: tedious or not, drain and remove the radiator stack. If you don’t you’re working with your fingertips next to sharp radiator fins and can barely reach the pump and fan bolts.
You’ll need to make a fitting to pressurize the fan clutch so you can spin the fan to get at its recessed bolts too.
If you don’t remove the radiator stack you can’t see the water pump fitment lineup hardly at all. Our first attempt, leaving the stack in place, leaked due to poor lineup getting the pump in, I think we rubbed off some of the sealant.
Be sure to get the recommended liquid sealant for the pump to block gasket.
Not trying to make it sound super hard. It is straightforward just time consuming compared to a normal truck. HMMWV in a nutshell there...
Best of luck!
 

USMCGunny

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Thanks. I removed the radiator flushed it good. Pump was pretty easy access. Took little over a hour to do. Runs with no leaks. Mine has no fan clutch it’s direct drive
 
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