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    Running warm while towing

    Not sure if anyone will see this post from such an old thread. My I6 trailblazer was running warm towing our camper this week. When not towing the temp runs 195-208 with full AC and temps above 90F However towing our camper #4100 dry and prob 5000 lb loaded at 60 mph the temp spent a LOT of...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    Yea good to know. My thought now is to avoid this again maybe I should have all coils replaced and if it actually ends up being an injector should I just have all replaced. I’m hoping to get it to my guy this Sunday and he’ll prob keep it 3-4 weeks but he does good work on his time and I’m...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    I looked up online and confirmed the cylinder 1 is definitely at the front. Based on that it might be another coil pack, and hence I hope its an easy fix, but also, hoping we didn't damage the CAT by driving another 160 miles with it like this. I dunno why I didn't check the cylinder myself...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    I do think the oil could have been in the tube you’re talking about. There’s a little stem off the bottom of that intake like a plastic cylinder that goes down into something and oil was around that. As for the cylinder 1, he must have checked which because he specifically said that cylinder...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    I questioned that myself and told the guy that I thought 1 was in front but he said no it’s at the back near the firewall. He def said it was cylinder 1. At this point I was under the belief that it was a fuel injector but now I wonder if it was just a different coil at the front.
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    So I had a little issue coming home yesterday. We headed out from the beach no problems and about 15 miles into our trip home the check engine light started flashing and it was studdering bad. Called around and found a shop open on sat willing to check it out. I had looked up that the...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    So to follow up on the thread. We towed down to the beach Saturday. Left at 8:30 and got here at 1:45 pm. The temp got about 93 outside by the time we got here. While towing on the road the engine temp ran between 208-218. In traffic the last 10 miles it went as high as 230. I...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    I've got to try this and find out cause I've been driving through 1,2,3rd gear like a stick shift. A couple times I forgot and thought it was trying to launch in 3rd. Yea, Burn Notice was an AWESOME show. USA used to have lots of great shows, Psych, Burn Notice..... My my my Fiona!), Royal...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    Funny picture of Sam Axe. You're not wrong, except it wont be next summer, more like the summer after. 2 years from a paid off van, and not buying a vehicle till the van is paid off. Also, putt the car in 3rd gear and taking off slow?? , wont that make the vehicle start off in 3rd gear...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    Ok, thanks. It prob wont heat up, but A we are in the middle of South Carolina, its not Hades hot here, but I can feel the heat from where I stand at the Horizon! LOL. Plus, its not simply pulling down, its hooked to the camper, which has to exit the driveway at about a 65-70 degree angle to...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    Coolant was replaced about 3 months ago when my guy replaced the top and bottom hoses and the belt. Thermostat was replaced several years ago. It warms up just fine in cold weather, and just driving it to work, it runs between 194-202 so it doesnt jump at me as a thermostat issue. To the...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    Last night I tried spraying out from inside the radiator but I don't feel like I can get to much of it with the fan in the way. I sprayed around as well as I could but never felt like I saw any gunk or dark water come out at all. I also tried taking the radiator cap off to see what room was...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    So, one more followup as we're heading out on our next trip this Sat morning. I went this past Sat and brought the camper to our house to install a power tongue jack and a bike rack. It's only 4 miles between houses, but when we get to our house, our drive way slopes up, and theres a dip at...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    Just to follow up on this thread, and the super helpful posts you guys dropped for me... I have gotten my wifi odbII monitor, and bought the Dash command app, AND the GM extended dataset. All in about $43, 23 for the device and 10 for the app and 10 more for the extended PID set. I have NOT...
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    2004 TB I6 3.42 158K miles first camper tow 200+ miles each way

    Hi, Not sure what you meant by "congrats on that tow hitch". What hitch are you referring to? I do have a load dist hitch. It came with the camper when we bought it used. Its got the two chains and bars, and the flip levers on both sides. We only tow with min water in the black tank...

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