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Unread 01-23-2012, 09:41 PM   #16
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When u say stock, do u mean original? Is the rad original?
Probably its as old as dirt im sure, I know its at least 5-6 years old guy that owned it cant remember back that far but he owned it for ten years, anyways its an old one

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Unread 01-24-2012, 06:45 AM   #17
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Alright, seems like changing the thermostat is the way to go, is there a specific temperature that I should go for?
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Unread 01-24-2012, 07:12 AM   #18
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Alright, seems like changing the thermostat is the way to go, is there a specific temperature that I should go for?
195 is the recommended stat temperature for the "vast majority" of 4.0 applications. I buy my stats directly from Jeep; well worth the extra few bucks for a reliable stat that holds a very steady temp.
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Unread 01-24-2012, 07:29 AM   #19
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...and stay away from fail safe thermostats. Unless you don't mind changing out stats at least once a year.
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Unread 01-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #20
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Alright, so I just got the new thermostat in.
Turns out that there wasn't one.
how long should until I fill the radiator back up?
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Unread 01-25-2012, 04:56 PM   #21
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No stat? Button 'er up and fill 'er up. Let it idle with the rad cap off, keeping the rad full of coolant. When coolant/air start to burp/flow out the top of rad, put a new rad cap on. Check coolant level in the rad, motor cold, next several days and add coolant as necessary.
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