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badairman
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:13 am    Post subject: Over heating!! Reply with quote

Just got my t-rex moved from FL to NV. It started to over heat a little right before I left FL but now it gets way too hot!! Its pegged into the red and when you turn it off it sounds like the coolant is boiling! I took it for a quick drive and just as I was backing it in the garage started spraying cooling on the ground too but stopped once the sounds of the boiling stopped. Any ideas and how much is this going to cost me?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Replace your thermostat immediately and get a radiator fan that pushes more air. The 14RR fan pushes 1,250 cfm vs the normal 750 cfm that most T-Rexes have. If none of this cures the problem, look at the water pump. Last is having the radiator rebuilt because of clogged coils.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What year is it? The 07's and newer have a deflector under the radiator to force air toward it. Some of the earlier 07's did not have them installed from the factory.
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badairman
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

twn454 wrote:
What year is it? The 07's and newer have a deflector under the radiator to force air toward it. Some of the earlier 07's did not have them installed from the factory.



Its an 03.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on the top right corner of the rad , the thermoswitch that control the fan is dead .....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when the motor is hot ...put the two wire together , if the fan start , that is your problem......
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you do not have the Deflector buy one, Makes a difference!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michaelg wrote:
If you do not have the Deflector buy one, Makes a difference!


you dont need that on a 1200..........
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 1200 also. If ya have mechanical ability i can walk ya thru all ya need to fix the prob! I average 178 degrees in 95 degree weather! 7605156896 dan.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need a new thermal/fan switch. You can put a blow torch to it and it won't turn the fan on. Where do I get one and what type/part number?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

badairman wrote:
I need a new thermal/fan switch. You can put a blow torch to it and it won't turn the fan on. Where do I get one and what type/part number?


FAN SWITCH Campagna part # MPM 039
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank to everyone my T-rex is running cool again. Bad cap so it could not hold pressure and the temperature gauge was bad. Replaced both and now stays cool!
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