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Old 07-12-2007, 04:52 PM
Mikestang84 Mikestang84 is offline
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Default Dual thermostat crossover on old 6.5

Anyone have experience with installing the cooling upgrade kit with the dual thermostat housing on a 6.5 with the mechanical Stanadyne injection? It doesn't appear to be that complicated, but I don't want to get it all apart and then learn the cables connect to the crankshaft and you need to turn the truck over to make the swap.

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Mike
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:55 PM
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Default Dual Thermostat

What year truck do you want the crossover housing to fit.
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:58 AM
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Default Crossover change to dual thermostats

Truck is a 1993 3500. The engine was replaced under warranty by GM at 40.000 miles, but is still the same as the 93 model.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:39 AM
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Default my experience

I did the waterpump at the same time as the double thermostat upgrade. It has been a while but it went smooth except that I remember having to grind something on my engine a little bit to make it fit, no big deal. Replace your upper and lower hoses at the same time to eliminate them as a source for failure in the future. Also the funky GM connector on the 1/2" aluminum hose at least on mine was aged and required replacement. They are available from SSDiesel or at you local parts setore in the help section. I will say that the cooling fan upgrade made a HUGE difference in operating temperatures for me as I tow a camper, so if I did the job again, I would do that at the same time, instead of later.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:41 AM
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Default Injection pump difference

Oh I also see that you have mechanical injection, I have a DS4
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:39 PM
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Default Dual Thermostat

You will need to make new brakets for the cables, grined the braket that hold the Alt,steeing pump. PM Grath for some pics of the brakets I made for mine.
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:42 PM
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Actually there is a marine adaptor made for the mechanical linkage my buddy has one on order so email me and I will find out where he is getting it from.
I think the only bracket you have to make is for the cruise control cable after that
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