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Old 06-09-2017, 09:16 PM   #1
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97 bb 5.9 cummins all mechanical motor we overheated and on the side of the freeway

The coolant was a spewing out of the radiator cap that is on top of the overflow
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:23 PM   #2
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Do you know why it was getting that hot? Were you climbing a hill or something?
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:54 PM   #3
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What kind of fan? Hydrolic? Belt?


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Old 06-09-2017, 10:03 PM   #4
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Hydraulic because I don't see a belt
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:05 PM   #5
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Ok what kind of bus? Fe,re, conventional?

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Old 06-09-2017, 10:09 PM   #6
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If it's hydrolic it will have 2 hoses to the fan motor. Follow them to the reservoir. It is likely an oil system (10w 30 on mine) and it should hold a good amount of oil (upwards of 3 gallons)
Start with the easiest thing, oil level in the fan (and usually power steering) hydrolic system.

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Old 06-09-2017, 10:27 PM   #7
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The power steering reservoir is the same best that cools our runs the fan motor it had been leaking on the top out of the vent but it days its almost full
She is a97 blubird with a 5.9 cummins all mechanical motor
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:27 PM   #8
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Either the belt or the water pump. Describe how it over heated

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Old 06-09-2017, 10:29 PM   #9
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Ok. How about a few pictures

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Old 06-10-2017, 01:30 AM   #10
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Made it to a friends place

She was only 3 quarts water and it was full the fan turned and the water pump seemed to be pumping I drove.her 55 miles per hour about 25 miles and the gauge did its usual up and down thing but never got any where near the red. I still have 2100 miles to go and I'm afraid to get in the middle of bum **** Wyoming our idaho and have it happen again I'm going to replace the radiator cap but what other kind of tests or trouble shooting can I do?
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