Kenworth and Freightliner Headlights

Kenworth and Freightliner Headlights

We all know accidents happen and wear and tear over the years can lead to broken parts. For any kind of overnight haul, you need to make sure your lights are in working order. Large Kenworth or Freightliner trucks, headlights from the manufacturer can cost quite a bit. Also, when you buy directly from them, you never know how long it will take to get to you.

For a better more cost-effective way to save on replacing your headlight, buy from Southpointe Radiator. At Southpointe Radiator, we offer headlights for Freightliner, International, Kenworth and Volvo trucks. Our headlights are reasonably priced and will get shipped to you quickly and easily.

Our OEM replacement headlights are as good as any factory headlight you can buy. In addition, our headlights come with the black housing for easy replacement.

How To Install A Headlight

First, you need to lift the hood to access the back of the headlight. Once you have access, unplug the harness that is connected to the headlight.

Once the harness has been removed, unscrew the mounting nuts on the back of the headlight to remove it. Usually, four nuts may vary depending on the model. Before you remove the last nut, make sure to hold the front of the headlight so it does not fall, while you remove the last nut.

At this point remove the old light assembly, then slide the new replacement headlight assembly in place. Make sure to line it up right, then tighten the mounting nuts on the back of the headlight. Once it is tightened, reattach the electrical connector with dielectric grease and close the hood.

If you are in need of a headlight or coolant tube, then Southpointe Radiator is your place for all your OEM replacement parts. Place your order or give us a call at 1-888-897-6265 today!



Now Available Super Heavy Duty Compressors (SHDC)

Super Heavy Duty Compressors

Southpointe Radiator is proud to announce we carry Super Heavy Duty Compressors. Our compressors are a Sanden style compressor that can replace a standard model. A super heavy duty compressor (SHDC), is a pump used in the cooling system.

Our OEM Super Heavy Duty Compressors features include:

  • Heavy Duty design for greater durability and longer service life
  • Original equipment on later model, class 8 vehicles such as Freightliner, Peterbilt, Volvo and Mack
  • Doubles the number of life clutch cycles
  • Increased friction surface diameter on clutch rotor
  • Same wobble plate design and performance as current SD7 compressors
  • Larger face with a friction lined clutch rotor for better engagement
  • Rubber clutch armature replaces and eliminates leaf spring armature
  • New heavy duty extra pure steel bearing in clutch rotor
  • Increased internal oil flow passages
  • Improved over-molded lip seal
  • Improved Rod Swage Joint Quality with special alumite coating
  • Thermal Fuse added to coil for disengagement of clutch pulley
  • Prevents clutch from locking up and throwing accessory drive belt

New  Super Heavy Duty Compressors Model Replacements

In most applications, our Super Heavy Duty Compressors will replace the standard models. Always check clutch clearance before installing on a vehicle.

Standard Models

  • 5333
  • 5334
  • 5362
  • 5363
  • 5365
  • 5366
Super Heavy Duty Models

  • 5333S
  • 5334S
  • 5362S
  • 5363S
  • 5365S
  • 5366S

Thermal Fuse in Clutch Coil

A thermal fuse is placed inside the clutch coil to sensor high heat temperatures. Its function is to sense extreme heat from clutch slippage, then the thermal fuse breaks. With the open fuse, it will not allow the electrical current to flow to the clutch coil. This function disengages the clutch armature from the clutch pulley and allows the clutch pulley to spin freely acting as an idler pulley.

The thermal fuse prevents the loss of the accessory drive belt. Also, the thermal fuse cannot be reset or replaced after breaking open. The compressor must be replaced and maintenance of the system must be done.

If you would like to order or learn more about our Super Heavy Duty Compressors, give us a call today at 1-888-897-6265 or contact us now.

The Importance of a Fan Clutch And Replacements

 Fan Clutch Kits Keeping your engine cool is an important step in maintaining your engine for years to come. Every semi truck owner wants to save on fuel economy and horsepower and a properly functioning fan clutch does just that.

A fan clutch is usually thermostatically controlled, meaning depending on the temperature of the engine determines when the fan comes on. Instead of constantly running based on engine speed which in turn, would use more power and become noisier when accelerating the vehicle. Most fan clutches are operated by pulleys and belts connected to the crankshaft.

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In Need of Stainless Steel Coolant Tubes?

Stainless Steel Coolant Tubes

Stainless steel coolant tubes are high-quality tubes that are designed for larger trucks. Built from 304 stainless steel, Southpointe Radiator’s stainless steel tubes are guaranteed to last longer than others. Why? Well, for one, our coolant tubes will not rust. Consisting of 8-10% nickel and 18-20% chromium, our tubes are rust resistant and sturdy amidst the debris.

Stainless Steel Coolant Tubes at Southpointe

Out with the old, in with the new. Southpointe Radiator’s stainless steel coolant tubes are created to fit your truck perfectly. Our coolant tubes consist of a mandrel bend in which allows for an extreme tight radius to keep the tube wrinkle free. Because of this, a full flow is able to go throughout the tube.

Our stainless steel coolant tubes are completely tig welded with a 308 series rod that helps keep everything in line with the rest of the high-quality standards. The entire coolant tube process is done to give it a better fit and appearance. It also is a lot safer to handle and keeps the overall function consistent.

Looking to Purchase Stainless Steel Coolant Tubes?

Are you interested in buying Southpointe’s stainless steel coolant tubes for your truck? Contact us today. At Southpointe Radiator, we carry a full line of products! These products include:

  • Truck A/C condensors
  • O.E. truck A/C compressors
  • Truck air parts
  • DTAC
  • New Radiators
  • Reman radiators and kits
  • Charge air coolers
  • Pride and Quality

Located in Taylor, MI, we have three generations of heavy duty specialists. With over 30 years of experience, we promise to give you nothing but our very best. Our viewpoint in product offerings stemmed from a simple premise – if we wouldn’t want it in our own truck, we won’t sell it for theirs.

For additional information regarding our services and/or our stainless steel coolant tubes, give us a call at 1-888-897-6265. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

AC Condensers For Semi-Trucks or Construction equipment

AC Condensers

What is an AC Condenser?

When it comes to semi-trucks or construction equipment, heavy duty truck AC condensers are an important consideration in maintaining the vehicle. These air conditioning condensers are located on the high side of the air conditioning system and are placed directly in front of the radiator. Because of where it’s located, it allows for the refrigerant vapor to travel through the air-conditioning system, thus creating ice cold air for the driver. Continue reading