Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Central Arizona
DAH7, If your having ANY hint of overheating, get busy on the stack cleaning while it's tolerable outside. You can not do this with just a cursory spray and power wash from the outside, You need to open the stack up, even remove the intercooler / radiator to do it 'correctly and thoroughly'. I'm just 40 miles south of Phx (in Casa Grande) and trust me,, cleaning the stack, changing the fan clutch to one that engages below 190°, flush / refill the cooling system, check all the hoses and serp. belt....,, do ALL of this now while it's under 110° outside. It is NO FUN fighting an overheating truck in our Az summers.
Service the trans, transfer case and differentials,
do not,, I repeat.. DO NOT think a can of engine junk cleaner and a hand full of quarters at the car wash to clean under hood is a good idea. IT IS DEFINITELY A BAD MOVE!! Soaking all of the electronics underhood with water is a big NO NO and probably more-so here in the desert SW. If underhood heat wasn't enough, this heat just helps cook th einsulation on wires and bakes plastic connectors to dust. Water will find it's way in to the modules and components and that is probably the WORST PROBLEM with these 15 year old desert trucks. Electronics get cooked and it's a nightmare, add some water causing shorts and you can find yourself on the side of the road with no power, and more important no AIR-CONDITIONING to keep mama and the kids cool.
And a big congrats on the brats. There is NOTHING I have ever done or had that brought so much pride and joy as my kids,,,,,... well, not until they started giving me grand-kids.
2004.5 Silverado CCSB LLY
Sinister EGR delete,
S&B air box and up-sized S&B intake mouthpiece,
CAT converter delete,
ATP 5 stage tune - Edge CST w/ EGT and backup camera,
5" AFE Power full exhaust kit
Airlift 5000# bags w/ on-board remote compressor
Just a nice CLEAN stock truck for towing the toys to the playground with a back seat full of grandkids