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Unread 08-01-2012, 07:03 AM   #16
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I saw this thread pop up again and I figure I'd update with my experience with the new single core radiator from Autozone. I towed a 5' x 8' U-haul trailer from South of Atlanta to Knoxville, TN (loaded of course). I left at 10:30am so I was driving through the hottest part of the day running on all interstate at 60-70 mph. My 4.0L would creep over 210 with my Taurus fan on low speed controlled by a thermostat. For most of the trip I kept the high speed on all the time and it stayed right below 210. I left the low speed on and though it creeped over 210 it would drop back down after a little bit.

All in all the radiator was OK. I'd rather have a 2 core or 3 core radiator to comfortably handle the towing and/or hot days. Since I don't do much towing and since the jeep did great around town this one will work for now but I'm leaning towards upgrading in the future. I may fix my A/C so it may be sooner than later.


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Unread 08-01-2012, 09:38 AM   #17
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I just got a new one from the Jeep dealer over here. I guess even the ones you get from the dealer are going to the plastic top now. It's working great so far in the 125 degree temps. Sadly I had to pay Qatar prices at $225. If I had gotten my new fan clutch in the mail a week earlier I might have gotten away with just flushing it, but when the clutch went the fan ate a big hole in the radiator. Bent the fan too so that was another $95 I have an all new cooling system now though.
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