engine overheat protection question - Truck Forums

Go Back  Truck Forums > Full Size Truck Forums > Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum
Reload this Page >

engine overheat protection question

Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum Discuss the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra here.

engine overheat protection question

  #1  
Old 06-04-2007, 11:38 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 15
Default engine overheat protection question

It's listed as standard equipment on my truck. How does it work? I've heard of a system that shuts down certain cylinders in overheat situations in order to help cool it down, is that what it has? I'm just trying to get to know the technical side of my truck.

thanks
 
  #2  
Old 06-10-2007, 08:09 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 36
Default RE: engine overheat protection question

Your right, your truck has a built in limp home mode should you have a coolant failure. Computer monitors engine temp and switches between the banks of cylinders. It pumps in air without fuel or spark to keep the engine temp down. Not really mentioned alot as it hrdly ever happens, nice to know its there though!
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
workford
Ford Heavy Duty
2
08-03-2012 02:50 AM
dmbaero
Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum
0
03-12-2009 01:51 PM
jwxr7
Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum
2
06-07-2007 08:25 AM
jared1
Ford Heavy Duty
0
08-15-2006 06:23 PM
bluez
Off Topic
8
03-20-2006 06:56 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: engine overheat protection question


Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.