What's happening to this thread?
If I have to come in here and clean-up a bunch of off-topic crapola, somebody is gonna pay with some time off.
People read this thread for the good
discussions. Let's keep to the topic and not make it difficult for others to find good info.
Off topic chat goes elsewhere.
Hmmmmm .... this might be my last JF post ..
Keep cracking the whip Chris ..
...... The part number is 2000-205 for the Highflow 205F stat for Jeeps. There have been NONE available for a long time, but Motorad is now making a new batch of 700 of them. That'll be plenty for everyone who wants one ......
I foresee 700, 4.0l, cracked heads and warped engine blocks in the making ..
... seriously tho ... congrats for finally going to the manufacturer, rather than chasing your tail dealing with suppliers, who generally havent a clue.
... and fellas ... Take note of the previous comments by Charley3
and others ..... i.e. Make sure your cooling system is up to scratch - if you want to force the engine - to run at a, minimum, 205*,
...... as its only, another 10* or 15*, before the computer thinks coolant temps are too hot ... and it turns on the electric, OMG I'm overheating
, fan ..
So, you're going by miles between fill-ups? Then you have no idea what your actual mileage is. You just THINK you know.
Not too discredit the value of data and recording it .... but,
... I think that would depend on how long the vehicle has been owned, how many times the tanks been filled ... and what, known, distances were covered between fill ups.
Personally, MPG means squat to me ... On a trip, I know my fuel consumption is excessive, if and when I need to drag the jerry can out, before, I've travelled 300mile.
You could make one out of plexiglass, but wouldn't that overheat the plexiglass or the headlights?
Overheating the plexiglass/perspex is not much of an issue ... it gets airflow cooling. UV deterioration over time, is my experience with HL covers.
Other issue is, as you mentioned ... headlight heat. Most of my covers had a coupla small holes in them.
Cheap and nasty aftermarket headlights ... such as those, so many on this forum choose to fit ... will probably end up with the chrome bubbling off the reflector - in much the same way it bubbles off, cheap driving lights, fitted with clear covers. Too high a wattage bulb also plays a part in that issue.
Shorter life of the bulbs is something I've experienced too.
Covers for the update XJ headlights are easy to make ... but the preupdates with the bends and curves needed - will require some "molding" ... which might be able to be done, as a one off job at a small manufacturer, of those perspex, business card and flyer holders ??
I forget whether I mentioned it before ... but fitting a humble vacuum gauge will assist in gaining an extra inch or two per gallon.
They used to fit them as "economy" gauges in vehicles back in the 80's. Much more trendy, automotive, method of being gentle - with the go pedal
... compared to duct taping an egg to it.
.... less messy too ..