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2014 ecoboost overheating when towing

This is a discussion on 2014 ecoboost overheating when towing within the F150 Ecoboost Chat forums, part of the F150 Ecoboost Forum category; Originally Posted by SuperDave23 Question: Does you truck have the factory tow package? I know that includes an upgraded radiator, oil cooler, and larger tranny ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave23 View Post
    Question: Does you truck have the factory tow package? I know that includes an upgraded radiator, oil cooler, and larger tranny cooler. My truck has the std tow package with 3.55 gears.
    Don't think he has b/c of 3.31 gears.

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    Since I don't see it in the thread, could the trailer brakes be dragging? Truck should easily handle your situation.

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    Hi everyone,

    Sorry for the delay, had family stuff going on so haven't been back on the computer in a few days.

    Here are some answers to everyone's questions. If I missed any I apologize in advance.

    I've only owned the truck for 5 months, and what you see on it, and hear about it, was on it when I got it.
    I just had a full radiator flush a few days ago as preventative maintenance.
    When it Pegged Hot, I didn't have the sct plugged in. I did that after I had the issue so I could keep an eye on it.
    I don't know if the previous owner did the thermostat, I bought it at a ford dealer. Wish I had done it when I had the flush done.
    How do I know, or what do I look for, to see if the truck has a certain tow package?
    The trailer is older and does not have breaks.
    After looking at the front of my truck I completely agree that the extra lights and the frame around them are blocking 60% of my air flow. I'm going to change it to the 100% mesh grill.
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    Make sure you take time to blow out the rad fins as well. If they are full of bugs, it will impact it's ability to cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown F-150 View Post
    Make sure you take time to blow out the rad fins as well. If they are full of bugs, it will impact it's ability to cool.
    Once the bugs come out, I am amazed how many bugs I killed with the front of my truck. I am more amazed that the bugs aren't all extinct by now??

    I usually open the hood when I am washing my truck during the summer and spray the rad and other parts to clean out bugs and other road debris.

    And, as you said, check if any of the fins have been damaged, and attempt to straighten them out.
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    Will do. Any suggestions on the best cleaner for the fins on the intercooler and radiator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluewatercanvas View Post
    Will do. Any suggestions on the best cleaner for the fins on the intercooler and radiator?
    For the intercooler I used Simple Green at full strength. It's cuts the grease and oil almost immediately. Fill, rinse, dump, repeat several times. Let it sit in the sun and dry out for a while.

    For the radiator, I was going to use the FoMoCo super flush (VC-1) but I accidentally dumped it on my driveway. I have to find a replacement locally now. I am looking for suggestions too.

    I re-read your post and it looks like you mean just the exerior? If so, disregard the info above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluewatercanvas View Post
    Will do. Any suggestions on the best cleaner for the fins on the intercooler and radiator?
    I just use a hose from the fan side for the rad. Pull the intercooler and rinse it out from the back.

    I like to soak the fins with a bug remover first (my fav is Bug Squash from Poorboy's).

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    Never thought of that. Bug Squash is a great product for bugs on the hood.
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