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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 01:54:PM
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In Death Valley I saw a car with the entire hood punched with 3" louvers for extraction. Something like this:
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So my next question is....does anyone know how to get the passenger side mesh screen vent cover like European's?
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What is this overheating issue? I just did 1300 miles on and off-road in the NV desert in record temperatures with zero overheating in my 2019 T250 148"MR 3.5 EcoBoosted 4x4

Quigley Transit mid roof, work truck, equipment hauler and occasional camper
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Are people seeing overheating on the dash gauge or with a scan tool? We just towed a 10 foot trailer in our loaded out, 12000 pounds GCWR, 2019 EL HR 3.5 Eco from sea level to 6000 ft. The dash gauge never moved the entire trip.
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I don't know of any actual reports of overheating. This is just speculation on a weak point of the transit compared to the F150 which has larger radiator and trans oil cooler.
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Are people seeing overheating on the dash gauge or with a scan tool? We just towed a 10 foot trailer in our loaded out, 12000 pounds GCWR, 2019 EL HR 3.5 Eco from sea level to 6000 ft. The dash gauge never moved the entire trip.
As someone who had an engine replaced, 3.5l eco, at 4500 miles after crossing the Nevada desert to Arizona from California, you NEVER want to trust your temperature gauge on the dash. Mine showed normal Then a defective (I think) casting of the block caused a transfer of fluids under the extreme temp not showing on the gauge. It went into limp home mode as passing a truck at 60 and almost caused multiple accidents just outside of Flagstaff at 6500'.

get and OBD2 scanner at least to watch the actual temperature.
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