The Nomad’s temp gauge has been more erratic than a supreme court nominee hearing and with a cursory level check I started to rule out the issue starting with the lease expensive fix, this being a new temp sender. No difference.
I noticed that the upper hose was too pliable, empty even while the engine was at idle and figured the radiator finally occluded somewhere, so in to J-Mac’s radiator shop on State Street in Salt Lake City.
They removed, rodded and pressure tested the radiator, discovering a thirty percent blockage inside and a twenty percent blockage of the fins. The Nomad’s keeping its cool now.
Great shop, great service, competitive pricing. Got all this done for around the price of an aftermarket aluminum radiator.