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Re: '94 K2500 6.5L diesel ????

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06-06-2011 16:31:27

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"Those trucks before 1997 (I have a '97) have a single thermostat water crossover pipe. They are known to overheat under load."

It ISN'T the dual 'stat conversion that keeps 'em cool. it's the (much) higher-flow waterpump that goes with it. Installing a cutdown (to fit) D-max fan and D-max fan clutch help, as well

MANY of the problems associated with that engine (overheating, failing PMD's and pumps, etc.) could have largely been solved if they would have installed an intercooler. When pulling them a bit you could fry eggs on the INTAKE manifold!

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06-06-2011 17:51:33

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 Re: '94 K2500 6.5L diesel ???? in reply to Bob, 06-06-2011 16:31:27  
You know, at the time, I didn't even think about the water pump. In the upgrade kits I've seen, it comes with the dual thermostat housing. If you bought the upgrade kit, you'd use all the parts, right? :)

You're right about the intake. Underhood temps in general are warmer than one would think. Considerably warmer than the gassers I have. But I've read that the intercooler kits you can buy are wothless. They put them in asinine locations, at least for a 4wd. -Andy

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