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Old 01-23-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Painted Radiator Question

I recently painted my radiator because I installed Satoshi grille, I don't know if it's directly associated with it but I noticed my ultra gauge is reading the temp 5 degrees hotter. Also i have hellas mounted behind the grille. Any insight? Should I be worried in the long run?

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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yeah you should be worried, could seriously overheat stuck in traffic and kill the truck
if that paint is not specifically formulated for duty as a heat exchanger paint

some paints can grab and hold onto dust and dirt, and in a windstorm/dust event, maybe only one trip,
and suddenly you have no cooling

keep an eye on the ultra gauge temp...all the time
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Yes--do not paint.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:33 PM   #4
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Your truck is going to blow up...

Just kidding, i dunno about everyone else but i am pretty sure my radiator is behind the AC condenser, so blacking out behind the grill shouldn't affect the radiator. Correct me if i am wrong
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If it makes you feel any better i painted behind my grill and haven't had any issues. The hellas probably wont have any effect on airflow because you already increased the airflow with the satoshi mod
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