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Over heating help!

Hey everyone I've been having some issues with my truck, I had the motor "Professionaly" built By One Way Diesel performance about a year ago. I HAVE 8,000 MILES on this motor and it has given me issue after issue. I'm not going to get into how hard they [email protected]#$%& me but now my truck has been over heating and blowing coolant lines apart, I have checked to see if oil is mixing with the coolant and it is not, after sitting for about a week from the last time I drove it, beafore I started it I opened the radiator cap this morning and coolant blew out as if it was still pressurized. I thought to my self "that's weird" but I needed my truck so I drove it to town. It is now sitting in a Walgreens parking lot because the gauge hit 240 and started flashing CHECK GAUGES. I tried to keep it running So the fan would continue pushing air through the motor but the longer I let it run the higher the temp rose so I shut it down and had a buddy come get me. any help would be greatly be appreciated


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Also forgot to mention as I was sitting there and the temp dropped down to about 220 I heard a sound mixed between flowing water and gurgling in the passenger side dash. Didn't really sound like boiling water but I guess it could be

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seems like your water pump is clogged or broke. did they replace it?

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or a clog in your coolant system.

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They were supposed to replace EVERYTHING However with the amount of issues I've had idk anymore

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Sounds like head gasket, it wouldn't have to push oil in the coolant to pressurizing coolant system with cylinder pressure. If you can get a pressure gauge on the cooling system, see what it does after starting it.

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Is there any chance this is something that could be caused by a thermostat not opening? On the highway the temp stay around 190 but when I hit stop and go traffic I overheat, my original thought was the fan clutch but that SHOULD be new also...

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First thing I'd look for is coolant flowing. When the engine is running and its up to normal operating temperature then you should be able to see coolant flowing with the radiator cap off. If the coolant is not moving then thats an indication of a non-working water pump or a faulty thermostat.
Another indication is if the water pump or thermostat was the problem then the radiator would be too cool relative to the temperature of the engine. Something much easier checked with a laser temperature gun tool.

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after i rebuilt my engine i had some coolant issues as well. my problem was the excessive boost and higher revs so i was blowing freeze plugs and line fittings. i bought one of those coolant bypass kits off the rear of the head and that solved all my issues.

id check that you have flow, you can feel hoses after driving to see where the heat is. a thermal camera would be best but you may not have one of them. you could pull your thermostat, make sure the system if full, then bring it up to registering on the dash gage. then feel your hoses and see if anything feels too cold.

there is also a fitting on the passenger side front of hte engine that you could pull the smaller hose off and put in a clear section of tube. then you could watch and see if you have flow.

our engines have MASSIVE coolant channels, id be absolutely shocked if one is plugged. unless a rag or something got left in a galley... that could do it.

when i was diagnosing mine i pulled in and out hoses off and used compressed shop air to blow through the block/lines/radiators... and so on, let me know if there was a blockage or not

might be worth pulling the pump, its like a 10 minute job so worth a check, there are a few types of pumps. one type generates too much pressure and cause problems if pushing the engine, they redesigned it to flow less fluid on a later model.

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Is there any chance this is something that could be caused by a thermostat not opening? On the highway the temp stay around 190 but when I hit stop and go traffic I overheat, my original thought was the fan clutch but that SHOULD be new also...
Do you notice the clutched fan kicking in hard when it starts over heating? May be a indication of a bad thermostat or water pump if the water in the rad is too cold to active the fan. You should be able to notice when the fan is working hard.

I still suspect hg, shouldnt be overpressured when cold.

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Is there any chance this is something that could be caused by a thermostat not opening? On the highway the temp stay around 190 but when I hit stop and go traffic I overheat, my original thought was the fan clutch but that SHOULD be new also...
Do you notice the clutched fan kicking in hard when it starts over heating? May be a indication of a bad thermostat or water pump if the water in the rad is too cold to active the fan. You should be able to notice when the fan is working hard.

I still suspect hg, shouldnt be overpressured when cold.
I have read somewhere that when the outside temperature starts warming up it can pressurize the coolant system, Over this past week we have gone from under 30゚ and snow all the way up to 70゚ and Sunny so I'm wondering if that did play a part of why it was pressurized when I opend the cap this morning? As for the fan kicking in hard I have not noticed it, It seems to run and operate as it should. If its the head gasket I don't know what could have caused it to blow because it has been O ringed and a locked down with ARP studs. The truck Is capable of around 80 pounds of boost however I have never put it over 60

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I had the gurgling sound while my radiator had a bad leak. The coolant gets low and you hear it on the left side of the dash.
A good point to check is to make sure the serpentine belt is tight and making good contact with the water pump. Also check the water pump bearing, remove belt try to move it up or down. I had a bad water pump once that didn't make noise or leak, it created the same symptoms. I would also just replace the thermostat cause it's cheap and they do go bad.
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