How I Fixed #ETCGDadsTruck Engine

This is a followup to a recent video I posted about the engine in #ETCGDadsTruck, a 383 stroker, and the problems it had after it’s initial rebuild. Here’s a link to that video so you can get caught up.

What Happened to #ETCGDadsTruck Engine?:

As of this posting it’s been about 2 weeks since I repaired the engine and I haven’t experienced any significant issues with the engine other than it’s running too cold, about 150ºF. I’m going to replace the thermostat with a 180ºF unit and recheck that issue in the coming weeks. Otherwise, it runs and drives great. I got my truck back!

Were you right about the issue the engine was having in the last video? If so, LMK in the comments. If not, tell me what you think I got wrong.

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