I am heading out on a little road trip for a couple of days and I have a suspicion that internet connectivity could be an issue so I am giving you a heads up in case the joint doesn’t get updated before I get back.
It’s supposed to get hotter than hell around these parts starting Sunday and I noticed a while back that my Caballero seemed to be running hot again.
Pretty much the same symptoms as when the fan clutch failed on me coming back from Idaho in 100 degree weather a few years back.
It runs hot when it’s hot outside but as soon as it cools down outside it runs at a normal temperature.
Even though the thing still looked almost new I took the bastard off and replaced it anyway because it was acting exactly the same way.
Most probably Chinesium I’m figuring and fan clutches are hard to diagnose.
For forty bucks I am going to trust my gut on it.
I’ll be finding out here shortly if that was it or if I have a thermostat acting up.
Where I am headed is only a little over an hour from here either way, it’s just far enough out that I’m not so sure about cell phone reception.
I’ll be packing some tools, extra water and some Cheeze Whiz style gasket maker in a can with me and if it keeps running hot then I will pull the thermostat. It has a new radiator in it that is only a couple years old and the belts are tight so I’m figuring it’s either one or the other. This run will at the very least either rule out the fan clutch or tell me I was right if it goes back to normal.
In the mean time I have a bunch of gear to gather up because I am going to be basically camped out.
This is a good thing. It has literally been years now since I have camped out so I have a bunch of untested gear I need to make sure works and I will be within just a few miles of civilization in case it doesn’t.
So I’ll see ya’s when I sees ya.