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97chevor

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646,000 on the 2013 Chevy 3500 SRW diesel, figure it was time to pull radiator because changing fan clutch. It's near impossible to clean out while in truck.

The truck still did not get hot like the 2010 did. Never seen temps above 215.
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That’s awesome!!! Love keeping things in good working order.


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97chevor wrote:

646,000 on the 2013 Chevy 3500 SRW diesel, figure it was time to pull radiator because changing fan clutch. It's near impossible to clean out while in truck.

The truck still did not get hot like the 2010 did. Never seen temps above 215.


646,000 miles?

Nice!


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More than a hundred thousand miles a year! Wow!


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parker.rowe wrote:

97chevor wrote:

646,000 on the 2013 Chevy 3500 SRW diesel, figure it was time to pull radiator because changing fan clutch. It's near impossible to clean out while in truck.

The truck still did not get hot like the 2010 did. Never seen temps above 215.


646,000 miles?

Nice!


Very nice...


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Impressive for sure

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parker.rowe wrote:

97chevor wrote:

646,000 on the 2013 Chevy 3500 SRW diesel, figure it was time to pull radiator because changing fan clutch. It's near impossible to clean out while in truck.

The truck still did not get hot like the 2010 did. Never seen temps above 215.


646,000 miles?

Nice!


That's equal to averaging 300 miles every day for 6 continuous years.
Wow that truly is impressive from many angles. Even more so if accomplished by one driver? I would love to know more about the vehicles maintenance and repair history and how heavily load during those miles.


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I wonder what it looked like before the cleaning? [emoticon]


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Besides slushboxes, radiators have to be the most neglected part of any vehicle. While I blow out and wash out the radiators on my farm tractors, don't think I have ever washed out or blown out the one in my truck and it's a 97. May have to do that this fall.


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My 06 LBZ 3500 was getting hot on hard pulls. The dealer pulled the coolers and radiator apart and it was packed. Hay is big business around here and when you get behind guys pulling a three trailer hay train and it is a sea of hay or straw behind them. Doesn't take much to pack a radiator.


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