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Runs hot someone unplugged the fans , saidit can interfer with the gaskets keep a eye on oil and anti freeze

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Whoever told you that is a real dupahh... make sure they are plugged in..

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UH BE SMART!!!!

Get the fans hooked back up and running, if not you will sooner or later overheat and blow that motor

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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