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Thread: Broken down truck sun peaks looking for ideas

  1. #11
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    Re: Broken down truck sun peaks looking for ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelpulse View Post
    There is a large gash in the rad.

    Replcing the rad in the field by us is the option unless someone is a mechanic available for pick up in kamloops

    also any harm in slowly driving down the hill and making sure the engine stays cool
    Just put a rad in it..but why is rad gashed? Battery came loose..motor mount broke..
    bring a tarp lay it under truck to catch bolts and help keep things dryer..light a fire on the side to warm up hands..it is not so bad really.
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    Re: Broken down truck sun peaks looking for ideas

    Before you replace the rad I would make sure the engine isn't already pooched.

    Did you shut it down when you noticed it hot or did it get super hot and stall?
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    Re: Broken down truck sun peaks looking for ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelpulse View Post
    There is a large gash in the rad.

    Replcing the rad in the field by us is the option unless someone is a mechanic available for pick up in kamloops

    also any harm in slowly driving down the hill and making sure the engine stays cool
    just out of curiosity how would you know if the engine is staying cool with no water in it ? Temp sender works off of water temp. Just change the rad it's not a big deal
    MY TRUCK'S NOT WORTH THE POWDER TO BLOW IT TO HELL!!

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    Re: Broken down truck sun peaks looking for ideas

    Use needle nose to squeeze off and bend the tubes over either side of the gash in the rad, fill with water and drive.
    Last edited by lcgoatboy; 11-14-2017 at 12:41 AM.

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    Re: Broken down truck sun peaks looking for ideas

    snow was a melting real good yesterday

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    Re: Broken down truck sun peaks looking for ideas

    I'm going to guess that a stick kicked up from underneath a tire and was sent into the rad. Good ideas and questions by others. Did it stall from overheating? Bring a tarp, start a fire, and finally, search the net to see if there are any videos showing how to do it, and what tools and supplies you will need. No sense in filling the thing with water, and needing to drain and fill with anti-freeze later.
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    Re: Broken down truck sun peaks looking for ideas

    if its a hole in the rad and not to big
    put 12 raw eggs in the rad as the cook they will plug the hole
    amount of eggs depends on size of hole

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    Re: Broken down truck sun peaks looking for ideas

    Well what an adventure we had.
    Location: 5 km past where the truck should have been and when stuck became snowmobile access only with 20 fresh cms of snow.
    Cause: Really choochin her up a hill and a bolt rattled loose sending bolt and plastic fan shroud into the rad causing a big hole. Puked her fluids and they shut her down.
    Fix: Replacement radiator. Day 2- sled in and figure out parts/problem then go to town buy coolant, order rad. Day 3- morning in kamloops, afternoon removing old rad. Day 4- pick up rad, sled in, have big fire drop the new rad in, filled her up and she didnt leak a drop. We broke trail with the sleds and got the big rig outta there, shes on her way home to squamish now and to a rad shop in the morning. So we learned when it hits the fan out there 4 guys who have basic knowledge and tools can do a full rad swap 5 km sled ride into the bush in the snow. We named this adventure "6.7 on the dickter scale" after she rattled so hard she almost died. Thanks to all who messaged us for help and knowledge.

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    Re: Broken down truck sun peaks looking for ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by lcgoatboy View Post
    Use needle nose to squeeze off and bend the tubes over either side of the gash in the rad, fill with water and drive.
    I like this idea! Seems like it would work well.
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    Re: Broken down truck sun peaks looking for ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by lcgoatboy View Post
    Use needle nose to squeeze off and bend the tubes over either side of the gash in the rad, fill with water and drive.
    That would be way too easy. These guys wanted an adventure!
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