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Rattiac

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #105 on: August 24, 2021, 12:31:11 AM »
After recieving an alignment.
I hooked up the trailer for a camping trip. Shortly into the trip,  the upper radiator hose blew when it kicked down a gear during a hillclimb. Good thing for AAA. 
Had it towed back home and switched to Plan B.
Swapped gear to the jeep,  my dad offered to haul the trailer up the mountain with his RV. I followed and towed it back home.

It has the radiator cap in middle of the hose,  made of plastic. I wonder if they have a steel version of this ?
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #106 on: August 24, 2021, 01:54:37 PM »
I don't know but you could probably check on line by brand and retailer. The plastic hose is probably as good as a plastic radiator and it won't rust.  :o
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #107 on: August 25, 2021, 02:02:54 PM »
I think ill get the OE upper hose unit and grab a aftermarket coolant inlet just in case.  Leave it it the truck for a quick roadside repair.
While im at it,  do the lower as well.

Pretty sure im going back to the saltflats for World of Speed and take the truck for more testing.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #108 on: August 28, 2021, 05:02:46 PM »
Dusty is back up and running.  New hoses installed.
Had to get a remote hose clamp removal tool to get the lower hose off the radiator as delicately as possible. Worth the $35.
To bleed these 4.7's is a bit different,  theres a bleeder screw/allen bolt on the top of the engine where the hose connects.  The thermostat is on the bottom of the engine 😮. Didnt change that yet but gave the long bolts a PB soaking .
Had to remove the battery to install the upper hose and the battery box was a mess, terminals too. All that was cleaned.
Went to the car wash. Cleaned the engine and all the coolant off the body.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #109 on: August 29, 2021, 12:38:44 AM »
I have become a big fan of dielectric grease on battery terminals.
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #110 on: August 30, 2021, 12:21:48 AM »
Im a stickler when it come to dirty battery post's on my vehicles  ;D
I have a red spray (not sure what its called) that I put on em.
Took the truck/trailer up over the mountain today and wandered around Cabellas. Grabbed some garlic fish bait.
Passed the test. Ready for the saltflats.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2021, 12:23:32 AM by Rattiac »

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #111 on: August 30, 2021, 11:10:41 PM »
Where can you catch garlic fish? That sounds good.  ;D
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