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post #16 of 20 Old 02-12-2013, 12:05 PM
rodgers3
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Driveing habbits effect it too.. Like keeping the rpms under 2300
Its normaly at about 17.6 with combined driving. One thing iv learned all wranglers are a little bit difernt lol.
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post #17 of 20 Old 02-12-2013, 12:30 PM
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You said earlier that you changed the temp switch at the thermostat housing....are you sure your getting a good reading at the gauge? I see yours are not stock but what my gauge reads and what my temp gun reads at the back of the block (which is where that reading is coming from) are always different....just saying you could be chasing the wrong problem

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post #18 of 20 Old 02-23-2013, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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My quandry still exists. The gauge does move as the jeep warms up. Sometimes the jeep will ramp up to 200 deg F on the gauge. As soon as the jeep moves it is back at 160 deg F. I wish there was a way I could confirm we were in open or closed loop. I wish it would flash a code or something.

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post #19 of 20 Old 02-23-2013, 11:26 AM
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Read the temp in the radiator like I said. It doesn't matter what the gauge reads. If you see the temp swing.
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post #20 of 20 Old 04-21-2013, 10:44 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ratmonkey View Post
Fail safe thermostats suck.
Get a stant or oem.
Ditto x 1,000,000

I put one of these in and it "fail safed" instantly while I was burping the air out of the system. Stuck open permanantly.
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