How much of a pain was it to remove the grill shutter ?My 18' RAM 1500 3.6 was getting into 230°'s also, along with the oil temp. My solution was to take one grill shutter out, right side third from top. Not both sides, just one. Now......water temp gets up to 215°'ish, but will go back down to 203°-205° after a couple of miles. Oil temp has not gotten above 215° and it also goes back down. The engineers can say what they want, and I in no way profess to be smarter than they are. But letting just "a little bit" more air in sure helps the temps not get so dang high and they come back down if they do get up there. Zero difference on MPG.
I am going to try that. May even try taking 2 out. More air is always better! Thanks!
How much of a pain was it to remove the grill shutter ?
so the mechanism continues to open and close normally without hanging up?i removed SIX of mine. 3 on each side. Water temps never above 206 anymore.
You can remove more. But the TOP and the BOTTOM on each side have to remain.
Its not hard. only 4 screws holding it on, after you remove the grille.
the grille stats just pop out.
A couple of youtube video's detailing removal.