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post #31 of 35 Old 07-03-2013, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hood vents are to help dissipate the heat being trapped under the hood, also known as heatsoak. IT WILL NOT REDUCE THE OPERATING TEMP OF THE MOTOR. That's a very common misconception around here.
Heat soak is when a motor reaches a certain temp and can no longer bring the temp back down?

I think my issue of "heat" is from header. Although, I think coolant temp is better now (with 3 row radiator) post #25. I would really like the hood temps brought down. That hood gets HOT!


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post #32 of 35 Old 07-03-2013, 02:03 PM
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post #33 of 35 Old 07-03-2013, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Great link! Interesting the heat is more by the firewall. Probably from motor fan pushing it.

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post #34 of 35 Old 07-03-2013, 03:57 PM
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Hood vents do make a slight reduction in engine operating temperatures. The effect is most noticeable in stop-n-go traffic, and on the 4x4 trails, but also can be observed on the highway. I saw about a 5-8* drop in "normal" operating temps after I installed my hood vents.

The biggest misconception, is that hood vents can compensate for a weak or neglected cooling system. Regular routine maintenance is the only way to avoid overheating issues.

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post #35 of 35 Old 07-03-2013, 04:00 PM
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Scan Tools and OBD-II data readers are said to display temperature readings that are 10* less than what is indicated on the dashboard gage.

Since older XJ's have 2 temp sensors in different locations, a wider variation in temp readings would not surprise me.


195*-210* is normal for the 4.0L, and seeing 215-220* under extreme conditions is also normal.
I think the temp gauge on the 88 is inaccurate. Same scan tool on the 90 MJ shows straight up the gauge while 195 on the tool.

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