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I went through some mud and since then, even with spraying the rad, it overheats. I can let it cool down, but within about 10 minutes, it overheats.
 

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you sure your running the right amount of oil
do you run good SYN oil, it helps in keeping things cooler
are you sure BOTH sides of the radiator are clean and NOT just one side?
they do also sell better coolant made to help run cooler too> might be worth using/switching to it!
 

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check your coolant level. Same thing happened with my sons rancher...got muddy, hot, sprayed rad out very good.
after 10 minutes, would get hot again....it was only a few months old. A couple days later, I got to thinking, popped radiator cap and it was low.
Put coolant in, and have not had a problem since. Worth a check.
 

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you sure your running the right amount of oil
do you run good SYN oil, it helps in keeping things cooler
are you sure BOTH sides of the radiator are clean and NOT just one side?
they do also sell better coolant made to help run cooler too> might be worth using/switching to it!

Never had an issue before. Not going to switch unless I need to.


check your coolant level. Same thing happened with my sons rancher...got muddy, hot, sprayed rad out very good.
after 10 minutes, would get hot again....it was only a few months old. A couple days later, I got to thinking, popped radiator cap and it was low.
Put coolant in, and have not had a problem since. Worth a check.

Coolant level is where it should be.
 

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Never had an issue before. Not going to switch unless I need to.


WELL Motors are wear and tear items, if you been running it low since you got it, sooner or later that will add up and run HOT!
so just cause something WAS good, doesn;t mean it will stay that way!

could be from NOT checking oil correctly(and ONLY Guessing not saying you are)
to a motor with more miles on it and wear set in, will make heat faster and more of it, so using a better grade oil can some times HELP< ever see oil designed for HIGH mile motors??




Coolant level is where it should be.
and again are you sure BOTH sides of rad are clean?
this is common for mud guys, to only have one side clean and trapping heat and then running hot! and a main reason why so many relocate the rads! to make washing both sides easier!
 

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Yup, proper removal is in the owners manual, as to the clip location. They just pull out I think there is 4 to pull out on eash side then it lifts up and off, take the seat off first.
I take mine off to wash it.
 

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If you remove the side piece on either side of the radiator, you can remove the screen, and you can also access the gap between the radiator and oil cooler.

An RV store will sell a spray tool for cleaning deposits out of RV water heaters. It works well for getting in there to get gunk out of the fins.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Rinser-Cleanses-Sediment-Collects-11691/dp/B002XL2IBS/ref=asc_df_B002XL2IBS/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312111914138&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=170716773154749668&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9059806&hvtargid=pla-435823020441&psc=1
 
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