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I agree with the suggestion to fix the underlying cooling problem. Your vehicle should be able to handle tropical temperatures, even in slow traffic. I also agree with running antifreeze for the anti-corrosion and anti-boil properties. However, until you get the base problem figured out, you could continue to run plain water, as you may be having to do ...


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Instead of having 3 fans for city driving, I suggest rather installing a cooler-running thermostat and removing the two aftermarket fans. What this will achieve is that in stop-go traffic, your one radiator fan will kick in sooner, keeping your engine at optimum temperature while still allowing the transmission to warm up enough to allow engaging overdrive. ...


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Replace the thermostat for sure, and while you're at it, replace the straight water with 50/50 antifreeze/coolant mix. Use the aftermarket fans ONLY during stop & go traffic in the city; on the open road they serve no purpose at all (ordinary wind from highway speed cools the radiator sufficiently in almost all cases). There's no need to remove the fans, ...


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Get rid of the extra fans. If you're having to run fans constantly to keep the engine at the right temperature in the city, then all you're doing is masking another issue. You probably have several other issues. The engine temperature and the transmission going being able to shift into overdrive should be independent. It seems like you are conflating two ...



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