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Old 07-15-2012
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For all those having trouble with overheating...

My truck never overheated, but it ran warm. And I didn't like that. So I found that a 5.0 v8 radiator has 3 stages of cooling, where our 3.0 only has one. And now 200 buck later, my truck on a normal day won't even reah a forth of the way warm. Try it you won't be disappointed.
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do you have part numbers? pictues?
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no part number, and no pics cuz it honestly looks the same. and i didnt get a side by side
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Pretty sure that its only a 2 core in the expo's rad. i ran my 5.0 with my ranger for a while, but towing at 65 on really hot day made me purchase the bigger one.

i put a new tstat and hardcore flushed the system out. its a ton better.
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110+ AZ temps and I have an under-drive pulley on and mine never even comes close to overheating. I use the 160* thermostat.
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I wanted to put the under drive pully on mine but I run too many lights that I need my alternator to spin at the stock speed
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I have an 87 with a 2.9 v6 . Overheats mostly in town with the a/c on , I was considering installing an elect. cooling fan , but now I have to wonder about the under drive pully Which would be the best set up I assume a place like Summit would have the pulley . Whats the opinion?

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I have an 87 with a 2.9 v6 . Overheats mostly in town with the a/c on , I was considering installing an elect. cooling fan , but now I have to wonder about the under drive pully Which would be the best set up I assume a place like Summit would have the pulley . Whats the opinion?

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what thermostat do you run, someone correct me if im wrong here, but didnt the 2.9 have cooling issues?
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I have a 180 in it now, no one in town had a 160
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