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09-14-2019 09:20 PM
Gator1
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Did you go with the diesel water wetter? Not sure what the difference is but I did see that they have the diesel specific stuff.
No, I just used 2 bottles since the system holds so much.
09-14-2019 09:18 PM
slpcrf450x
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I thought about mounting my new water pump to the radiator before I filled it for the first time. Meziere sells an adaptor that you weld on to the lower corner of the Rad, and then the pump mounts to it, so you could bypass the lower hose position and pull from the bottom of the Rad. I still might do it, but I invested in some of that "water wetter" to protect the inside of the core, and to aid cooling, so maybe when I change and flush the core I will do that mod as well.
Did you go with the diesel water wetter? Not sure what the difference is but I did see that they have the diesel specific stuff.
09-13-2019 05:31 PM
Gator1 It's hard to believe they would have an oversight that big.
09-13-2019 04:27 PM
slpcrf450x
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I noticed that on mine also the top of the radiator leans back more than I remembered. I wonder why they did that? No worries, still a ton of extra room for hands and arms to get in there.

Maybe it has something to do with mounting their electric fans and shroud, but I don't get it.[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/images/smilies/smilies-2008/confused013.gif[/IMG]
Probably not a big deal if you are mounting electric fans but my mechanical was too close. Cutting the spacers down gave me at least another half inch. I was planning on adding some of this info to the radiator thread you started.
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09-13-2019 04:25 PM
slpcrf450x
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wow that core looks pretty thick, I think that might be a tight fit for my setup with the fluidampr on there. AFE is coming out with their version of an aluminum radiator, 3 row core for around $550, considering going that route with a new shroud & electric pump.
Both this one and my stock one are 2 row but you can see the thickness of each row is drastically more with this Griffin.

I don't know how thick your setup is but I have a fluidampr as well and still fit the monster stock fan in there.
09-13-2019 02:04 PM
steve05ram360 before messing with water wetter...if your fans are not divided between them on the radiator side, add it, that should be your first change. If they are divided, then maybe your fans are not pulling enough air across the core.
09-13-2019 01:26 PM
Gator1 I thought about mounting my new water pump to the radiator before I filled it for the first time. Meziere sells an adaptor that you weld on to the lower corner of the Rad, and then the pump mounts to it, so you could bypass the lower hose position and pull from the bottom of the Rad. I still might do it, but I invested in some of that "water wetter" to protect the inside of the core, and to aid cooling, so maybe when I change and flush the core I will do that mod as well.
09-13-2019 01:18 PM
Gator1 I noticed that on mine also the top of the radiator leans back more than I remembered. I wonder why they did that? No worries, still a ton of extra room for hands and arms to get in there.

Maybe it has something to do with mounting their electric fans and shroud, but I don't get it.
09-13-2019 12:40 PM
steve05ram360 wow that core looks pretty thick, I think that might be a tight fit for my setup with the fluidampr on there. AFE is coming out with their version of an aluminum radiator, 3 row core for around $550, considering going that route with a new shroud & electric pump.
09-13-2019 11:25 AM
slpcrf450x The Cummins part number 5292708 is a 180 degree that is dimensionally the same as the 200 degree 5292724 discussed earlier in the thread.

Still the factory fan and converted to the mechanical fan clutch.

I ended up cutting the rubber spacers at the top of the radiator to get more clearance for the fan. The top was really close to the fan. After cutting the rubber spacers down the top was barely closer than the bottom.Attachment 856449Attachment 856451Attachment 856453
09-13-2019 08:35 AM
steve05ram360
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I ran the truck empty after putting the large 180 stat in. It was cycling a bit on me but smoothed out after a few minutes. Slowed down for a corner then got on it hard and it had a few more cycles before it leveled out again. Take this with a grain of salt because it is my first drive with my new Griffin radiator too so there have been major changes to my cooling system. I will update when I tow something with it to see how overall cooling does.
What do you mean "Large 180 stat"?

New radiator, can you share pics of it?

E-fans or OEM mechanical still?
09-13-2019 02:01 AM
slpcrf450x I ran the truck empty after putting the large 180 stat in. It was cycling a bit on me but smoothed out after a few minutes. Slowed down for a corner then got on it hard and it had a few more cycles before it leveled out again. Take this with a grain of salt because it is my first drive with my new Griffin radiator too so there have been major changes to my cooling system. I will update when I tow something with it to see how overall cooling does.
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