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Old 08-07-2010
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Gettin too hot

New here and hope you guys can help.
I have an '83 4x4 with 2.8 (original motor)
New water pump
New rad.
New t-stat
New antifreeze
Hoses seem to be o.k.
Still getting too hot.
Fine on short trips, of course, and with no load in the bed.

I hope a four o is in it's future but I can't kill the two eight in the meantime.
Where do I go next?

I need the truck for work and for hauling my camper and Bug around so I'm gonna have to do something.
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you might have some blocked coolant passages in your engine block

you will probably have to pull the cylinder head

i was going to say replace the radiator but you already did that
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try back flushing the block through the coolant passages first. you may have a head gasket getting ready to go.
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Even if the radiator hoses "seem" ok , replace at least the bottom one. It can collapse on the inside while the outside looks normal.
Recheck the t-stat . It could be a bad one or , and I've seen this happen when people get in a hurry or distracted , upside down.
Is the fan blowing air out the front of the truck when idling in the driveway (this recently happened on here) ? Yes they can be installed backwards .
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