Cardboard winter front as a temporary until I get an official one

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  1. Dallison

    Dallison Bobtail Member

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    Hello all, this is my first year o/o and I have a c-15 that is starting to struggle to stay at temp when idling or not into the gas much downhill ect. Today will be even colder and I cannot get official winter front until I get home. Can anyone give me some tips on how to properly put the cardboard up? I know that CAC needs some air….
     
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  3. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    Most ive ever seen have about a 1/3rd of the grill uncovered in the front. Id just put a nice elongated hexagon in the middle. As to how to secure them, small zipties. About one every 6 to 10 inchs depending on guage of zip tie and cardboard. So around 5 per side.
     
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  4. Dallison

    Dallison Bobtail Member

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    Thanks a lot! Appreciate it
     
  5. Roger McG

    Roger McG Light Load Member

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    Time for thermostats
     
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  6. Dallison

    Dallison Bobtail Member

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    Thermostats are fine to my knowledge, I changed both a couple months ago with water pump. I’ll have to get my temp gun on it
     
  7. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Cover the lower third to half of the radiator... Zip the the cardboard directly to the radiator.
     
  8. Dallison

    Dallison Bobtail Member

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    I’ll try that, got it on grille now, bout 0 degrees and she still drops back to 150 after parked and 1000rpm idle
     
  9. Lazer

    Lazer Heavy Load Member

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    Does the engine fan shut off when the coolant temp drops?
     
  10. Dallison

    Dallison Bobtail Member

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    Engine fan is hardly on if ever when it’s this cold out. But if it cuts on, yes it cuts itself back off
     
  11. Dallison

    Dallison Bobtail Member

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    My winter front came in today, and I’m going to head to truck and install it today. My question is how do install these turnbuckles? Each takes two screws, do I have to screw into the metal surrounding the grille? That would suck
     
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