I can’t get used to the hood up look

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  1. Chris A
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    9.5 years and 12000 combined hours on the van engine (6k on the CDs), never had the hood up. It consistently gets to 90 and above here in the summer
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    This thread was started by someone that pulled a #trailer for how long, and we’re talking about preception??:angry::headscratch:
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    Then why are these guys online having all these heating problems. Is it because they’re probably out west?

    I saw a bunch of hood ups on Facebook.
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    I'm not sure, I have two pro 1200ses also, one with 2000 hours the other 750 and neither of them have had overheating issues
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    We kept the hoods up on Dodge-era vans because there was an electronic component in the engine compartment that would overheat.

    That's no longer a problem, but better airflow is never a bad thing. Rubber/soft plastic parts will last longer.
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    There's your problem.
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    Yeah, Powerclean copied that BRILLIANT design.
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    With a Butler...

    DO NOT RUN WITH YOUR HOOD UP!

    It is designed to be run closed and has been tested for maximum air flow with the hood closed
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    I’m in SW Florida and no hood up. I agree that wouldn’t be a good look.
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    That's good to know.

    Did Cleanco, Hydramaster, and Sapphire just read Mark's post?
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    the fan shroud is designed to direct the airflow back around the engine compartment...it forces the air back ...
    once you open the hood the air is forced out the top and not back where it needs to go...

    If I am correct...butler made their fans direct so they are pulling way more air flow...( kinda just like adding that extra fan ).......
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    Butler design of fan is changed and different....

    They pull way more air, and have a few simple modifications that make it pull the air to cool everything in the motor compartment, the transmission, fuel pump...you can feel air all the way to the back of the van.

    In Vegas in 2015, we ran our new Butler hard....110 degree heat, and I basically fired it up and ran it hard during the show for a pretty strong 4 hours a day....no problems.

    I had almost 16 hours on the new Butler before it made it to Minnesota.....

    Heat is not a worry of mine these days with a Butler...

    They even have special belts they have worked on for hotter environments such as Texas hot heat.....another reason, I just by the belts from Butler too.....matched sets...and made for high temps.
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    That's good to know if I ever get mine back from Genny.

    Something I noticed commuting to Chicago for years...cars overheat when they aren't moving. And with all the computers in vehicles today I imagine heat can do damage over time.

    My WM runs cooler with the hood up on hot days but I haven't done it this year yet.
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    It's not news, most people run with their hood closed. Most likely if you see someone with the hood up, they have something wrong with the cooling system or they're just an idiot.
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    Here in North Kackalackey, we're consistently hitting 90-plus degrees with ridiculous humidity... and not one of my guys is flashing his engine at passers-by. No hoods up here, sorry.

    The biggest problem we run into down here is water boxes filling up and dumping because the water's getting too darn hot. Dropping the heat to its lowest setting on a hot summer day can save you a lot of aggravation with the bigger units. They'll still crank out 210 or better thanks to ambient temps.
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    I’ve never overheated. This is one of those things us geeks obsess over...that is completely fabricated.

    Clean on...even in the rain.
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    Matt yor making me believe theres no hope for you.....
    if you have a TM that needs the hood up..
    YOU gots the wrong TM

    have you given any thought to becoming a painter or perhaps a live in nanny?
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    Be nice to Matt, He's had an extremely bad day. But I'll let him share that story.
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    DID YOU HAVE TO BRING THIS UP????

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