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stalling while wheel'n. need help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by red89gmc, Jul 16, 2001.

  1. red89gmc

    red89gmc Newbie

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    stalling while wheel\'n. need help

    when i was offroading my truck stalled after crossing some big mud holes. i have factory lift 32s, new raptor tranny, rancho 9000 in-cabs, and a few other small up grades. what should i do to prevent stalling? my engine was running real hot. after it would stall i just took the cover off the air filter and let her dry out. then she would crank right up. should i look into a snorkel or maybe just a lift to get higher on the water, or a better way to cool the engine. any suggestions? thanks patrick
     
  2. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Re: stalling while wheel\'n. need help

    Did you get the motor all wet? If you did, you may have got mosture in the distibutor which will shut you down. There is many things that could shut you down. We might need more info.

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  3. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: stalling while wheel\'n. need help

    As for the motor getting hot. Is that the original motor. If it's larger or upgraded you may have to get a bigger radiator. A new water pump may be necessitated, or even a new thermostat. My suggestion would be to flush the whole cooling system (easy to do on our rigs) with a flushing kit (which includes cleaner), replace radiator (if too small), install new water pump (if old), thermostat ($5), and radiator cap ($11). Refill with 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze ($10) with a bottle of water pump lube ($8) not the crappy sealer which will plug heater cores. Then get a can of silicone spray ($5). Take the coil, cap, and rotor (HEI) and clean/dry with a lint free rag, reassemble and spray with silicone spray (on the outside only) to repel moisture on the cap and wires. If you are running an open element cleaner, you may want to consider some sort of shield for the front to keep fan splash away. I made my own top cover with a weld on extension in the front with a shield hanging down. I only put it on when needed and I use my other cover (because it's nicer looking) for pavement pounding. My $.02, hope it helps.

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