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Re: 3304 cat
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2019, 03:26:54 PM »
Hey Coxy. My skid steer was doing exactly like you describe. I took the T Stat out and pitched it over the hill with the intention of replacing it when I got one but never did. That was 18 months ago and its doing just fine. 
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2019, 04:50:47 PM »
im hoping thats what it was there is only a few good guys around here that work on equipment and there 4-6 weeks before they can even look at it im good at most repairs but eng trouble ill leave to someone thats knows if my dad was still around  :( he wouldnt think twice about ripping in to it but not me I guess I haven't learned to take my skirt off yet  :D :D

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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2019, 09:49:37 PM »
Well, hopefully that did'r.
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Re: 3304 cat
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2019, 10:14:09 PM »
Thermostats can cause a lot of trouble. I had a water pump go in a 4.0 Jeep. Replaced it, and still overheating. Replace thermostat and all was well. It was the bad thermostat that blew the gasket for the water pump. Now I always do the thermostat when I do a pump.
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2019, 11:17:23 AM »
There was a local Mechanic where I grew up that offered new thermostat, system flush and fresh coolant every fall. He was adamant that coolant needed a change once a year. 

He built a filtering system in the early 70s where he would circulate the coolant through for a few days and then reuse it.      
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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2019, 01:25:43 PM »
He was right IMO.  I did well over a dozen flushes with CLR and hot water to get my 466 unsludged when i got it.  Then i blew the ancient oem headgasket and tore down.  Liners and block register were pitting and it still had plenty of muck in the creases.  I hot tanked it, had the registers and block cut and new liners.  Now theres a coolant filtration system on it too.  Very important if you want an old motor to stay alive long term. Not like theyre casting new ones.

I stopped using SCA coolant after another blow HG turned it into a terrible marshmallow mess inside the entire engine. Its a good idea but almost impossible to get that coating off the places you dont want it to be. Torch wont even remove it. 
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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2019, 01:17:02 PM »
I am of the same opinion when it come to coolant Mike. I do a flush and install fresh coolant every 2 years. It is a part of the process that I believe keeps my engines in good operating condition.
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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2019, 08:09:42 PM »
ok yesterday went to work started the old girl let it run about 20min jump on it run it to the top of the hill and every thing was good temp never moved from the white/green line like it always did A/F in the AM was full and was still full at the end of the day so I think I got it plowed snow/water all day  temp was 40 this AM AT 7 now the temp is 0  40 degree drop in 13h burrrr going to be a cold one tonight thanks for all the advice 


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« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2019, 09:39:06 PM »
You should still tear it down to be sure. 


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« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2019, 06:45:15 PM »
mike can I have the number to your new boss I need a load of something dropped off in ny and you are the only man for the job  :D :D 8)


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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2019, 10:03:01 PM »
I'll do it but only if you distract teresa.  It better be overheight, overlength and overweight.  
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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2019, 05:49:08 AM »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2019, 01:29:43 PM »
I dont always haul reefer but when i do, coxy is my pilot car. 
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« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2019, 06:55:37 AM »
bring it on lets go   :D well I finally got to work over the weekend last weekend was nasty so the old girl seems to be doing ok so I think the thermostat was the issue  8) 8)  


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