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Old 04-08-2013, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by shellb View Post
Thanks Wes. I am a little concerned because the temp gauge got up there a few times on the way out here. Darin thought my fan clutch needed to be rebuilt, so I don't think everything is working as it should.
Yeah, exactly. Rebuild or replace the fan clutch. Electric fan(s) aren't going to fix overheating on the highway. You don't want the fan turning on the highway and the clutch is probably stuck, which screws up the air flow through the radiator.

If it's overheating in traffic or on the trail, then maybe. But even then fixing the fan clutch usually solves it (it's /not/ turning when it should). That assumes you're still running a stock engine, adding a turbo or supercharger would change the equation.
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