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1833 Views 19 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  artsmart
:ssr took its first (only?) flat-bed tow ride today to the local service dept. Temp was at 235 and RISING :cuss when I shut it down 1/2 mile and 6 traffic lights from the dealer. 3274 miles on the :ssr . Thanks to JimG and others I had my TSB printout with me regarding the cooling fan (who would have known I would need it soooooo soon)...never did have an indication that it came on and when I got out of the truck I could not hear it. Won't be looked at until this afternoon, so don't know what the tech will come up with. At least the service manager is somewhat familiar with :ssr as he fixed the window/seal rollover problem the first time out :thumbs and the right way :thumbs

The only positive note on this is the operator at Roadside Assistance was VERY friendly, concerned, and, who else but a :ssr owner could rattle off their vin without having to look at it :) Plus, while it was being loaded onto the flat-bed, no one asked what was wrong but a crowd formed to look at it and remark "how :cool your truck is"

Other downside...they gave me an 02 Malibu to exactly like my husband's county car...we're twins for a day :lol

Wish me luck!
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Now you are getting a sense of what engineers go through when balancing conflicting design requirements.

Powertrain: I want to run at a steady temperature, that's best for me. All the parts, heat up, grow to a fixed size, break in, and the amount of wear and tear stabilizes.

Cooling system: Ok, but if we set the fan's thermostat to go on and off over too small a temperature difference, it's going to be cycling on and off like mad. That's not good for the fan. It'll burn out sooner.

Most of the time there is no single correct answer.

Note: I've never seen sanity specified as part of a design requirements document. :lol
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