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Somewhere in these threads a 45 cal Brass without primer installed was cited as a "perfect"fit restrictor.

Is there a quick DIU for this?

My aftermarket radiator ( Champion) also cools too well on cool mornings, and causes the same dash error.

I have a zillion .45 brass laying around, and was wondering how it gets installed.
 

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Is there a quick DIU for this?

My aftermarket radiator ( Champion) also cools too well on cool mornings, and causes the same dash error.

I have a zillion .45 brass laying around, and was wondering how it gets installed.

Two posts here with suggestions:

 

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Two posts here with suggestions:


Thanks, I just took a break from working, and did the Colt .45 mod but only had a 1/8" drill bit laying around, so I went with that. If it still causes issues I'll make another restrictor with a 3/32" hole.

My symptoms were seen for the 1st time yesterday:

Coolant level is full, but morning temp was 58*F, and after driving for 40 mins at 50mph, the coolant temp (per Torque app) wouldn't go over 147*F, and the dash temp gauge sat at zero.

In the afternoon the ambient temp was 84*F, and once the coolant temp passed 160*F (and kept rising to ~200) the "engine hot" alert/message turned off, and the dash temp gauge came online.

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It appears in your pics that you have something inside that hose besides a 45 cal shell case already.
Also- What hand cleaner do you use?
 

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Thanks, I just took a break from working, and did the Colt .45 mod but only had a 1/8" drill bit laying around, so I went with that. If it still causes issues I'll make another restrictor with a 3/32" hole.

My symptoms were seen for the 1st time yesterday:

Coolant level is full, but morning temp was 58*F, and after driving for 40 mins at 50mph, the coolant temp (per Torque app) wouldn't go over 147*F, and the dash temp gauge sat at zero.

In the afternoon the ambient temp was 84*F, and once the coolant temp passed 160*F (and kept rising to ~200) the "engine hot" alert/message turned off, and the dash temp gauge came online.

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I think you'll be just fine with 1/8". Smart move to start with an expended shell casing instead of a live one :p
 

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Was able to go out for a drive this morning, with the temp around 65*, and coolant system temps seem to be doing fine now.

All praise John Moses Browning.

I know this was a thread for the Cold Case radiator, but mine ( https://bigdogauto.com/i-31642969-t...iator-for-1999-2011-chevy-pick-up-cc2370.html ) is also an oversized three-row unit that didn't come with a reducer in the overflow tank nipple.

It was, however, very much a drop-in unit. I only had to trim 1/2" or so off the top and bottom of the plastic fan shroud so that would bolt in.


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What are you using to get that display?

It the Torque Pro app running on my phone. I just took a screenshot of my phone's screen after pulling into my driveway after a 45 minute drive this morning.

It connects via Bluetooth to an old ELM327 dongle that plugs into the OBDII port. It's the second one I've owned... bought #1 in 2014, it died after three years, but I've had the #2 running strong since 2017.

 

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