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post #1 of 6 Old 04-02-2010, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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Engine temp

I took my 1991 YJ for its first long drive yesterday. It has a after market temp gauge and it stayed at 222*. What is the normal engine temp for a 4.0L engine?


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post #2 of 6 Old 04-02-2010, 06:35 AM
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about 200-210 you might have a slight overheating problem.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-02-2010, 10:32 AM
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X2...that's pretty dang warm.

1. thermostat
2. clogged radiator
3. water pump (but it would probably be making noise and leaking).

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From what I remember it should run @ 195.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-05-2010, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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It looks as if I need a new radiator for my YJ. I work part-time at NAPA and get a discount on parts. The radiator from NAPA has a copper core but plastic tanks. It has a limited lifetime warranty. Has anyone used a NAPA radiator in their Jeep?

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-05-2010, 08:07 PM
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Mine usually runs rock solid at 200 unless I am heading up the mountains where it will hit 210 but drops down instantly to 200 as soon as I hit a downgrade ( that is with a 190 degree thermostat.) I bought a replacement rad at Advanced and it is 100 percent copper. I don't know if my 90 YJ is different then your 91 though?

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