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Old 02-23-2017, 09:57 AM
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its not the impeller. otherwise it wouldnt cool down rapidly when the fan finally decides to lock up.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:51 PM
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I know a guy that swaps 6.0 with 7.3
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The biggest thing so far is i cant figure why the coolant temp spikes when accelerating or climbing big hills loaded. It spikes enough that it pukes and then when the fan finally kicks on the temp just drops to 200-205 until the fan shuts off. Then goes back up to 220, maintains there and waits for the next hill. Pisses me off, theres no damn reason that this thing should run down the road at 220 loaded and 190 empty. I want it to be able to sit at 205-210 all the time. Ive swapped radiators, thermostats, clutches multiple times, different tuning even stock tuning. It does the same crap even if its 30* outside or a 100*.
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Sorry I'm a little late on this.
Go get the Bulletproof adapter and run an OBS fan clutch. HUGE difference. My 6.0 van was doing the same thing you described (van radiators SUCK too). I changed thermostats, pulled out the trans cooler, did everything I could think of to help cooling. On the recommendation of others I did the adapter and OBS fan clutch and now I rarely ever see anything over 200 in the summer towing my race trailer. It was 225 before EMPTY.
Sits at 180 - 185 empty now.

For a few hundred bucks it's definitely worth a shot before a huge undertaking like a motor swap.
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:30 PM
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Luke,
Sorry I'm a little late on this.
Go get the Bulletproof adapter and run an OBS fan clutch. HUGE difference. My 6.0 van was doing the same thing you described (van radiators SUCK too). I changed thermostats, pulled out the trans cooler, did everything I could think of to help cooling. On the recommendation of others I did the adapter and OBS fan clutch and now I rarely ever see anything over 200 in the summer towing my race trailer. It was 225 before EMPTY.
Sits at 180 - 185 empty now.

For a few hundred bucks it's definitely worth a shot before a huge undertaking like a motor swap.
Yeah ive heard about those. If i have any more problems i'll try that. I have since installed a snow plow package fan clutch, dont know what the difference is but it seems to have helped. I towed a 4x4 cclb dually the other day 25 miles into the wind and never broke 200 even when accelerating hard up the on ramps. I would have been 225+ easily before.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:12 PM
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Interesting, I'll have to keep that one in mind.
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:46 PM
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I wouldn't bother with a 4R, just do the 48RE and you wont have to get the adapters.
Did you have any issues getting the 48RE to shift properly? If I understand correctly the 48RE uses a stand alone trans ecm.
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Did you have any issues getting the 48RE to shift properly? If I understand correctly the 48RE uses a stand alone trans ecm.
The trans shifts perfect, I did use the PCS to control the trans but I think it can be done without it. I went with the painless wire harness on the cummins just to simplify the electrical as this is not my strong point. I believe with the factory harness it will control the trans.
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Cool, good to know.
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