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Unread 08-23-2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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Replaced my radiator today (56k teh NO!)

So all my stuff finally was delivered from Rock Auto today.....

My jeep was runnin like 220 goin down the highway, and while sitting in traffic it was on the verge of overheating because..........


Sooooo I ordered and got this stuff from rock auto and oreillys


180* T-stat, figured id go a little cooler...turns out thats what was in there to begin with HAHA



Catch old coolant, even if not re-using!

Think my shroud has seen better days? lol

Looks like i have a cpl leaks too (this is the fan side) and the pass. side bracket came off!!

ewwwwyyyy. Had I had my wire wheel bench grinder, i would have cleaned this up instead of replacing....but all my tools are not here yet

New PS belt was SNUG fit! But it was the right length..... That tensioner bracket setup on the pump was really confusing!!

IF reusing coolant, make sure to filter it

EWWWWYY!!!!

and now, sitting in my driveway idling for 20mins while i cleaned up my tools & trash. HOORAY!!!

So I had a late start because I had to go to work and meet with a salesman bringing buy a demo for us to look at.....



I love my job!....................and my jeep!

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Unread 08-23-2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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Is it all metal? How much if I can ask. Mine looks like your old one.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 04:36 AM   #3
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Makes ya feel good. Don't it?
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One of the coolest projects you can do for your Jeep.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 11:17 AM   #5
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it's 2013... who has 56k??

my 3G phone feels like 56k hahahaha

I'd take back that half plastic radiator and get a brass one though or full aluminum.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
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Is it all metal? How much if I can ask. Mine looks like your old one.
aluminum & plastic. $76 @ RockAuto

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hell yea!

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hahahaha yuuup!
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Unread 08-24-2013, 09:09 PM   #7
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Always check hose clamps for crimps/bends like this. The smaller the clamp, the smaller the bend/crimp has to be to effect clamping pressure. This is why i prefer different styles of clamps!

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Unread 08-25-2013, 12:00 AM   #8
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it's 2013... who has 56k??

my 3G phone feels like 56k hahahaha

I'd take back that half plastic radiator and get a brass one though or full aluminum.
If he doesn't wheel like he running KOH, the plastic/metal s/b fine. the all metal are preferred, yes, but for a mostly daily driver with limited offroad madness, he'll be ok. Ask me how I know.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 06:42 AM   #9
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but for a mostly daily driver with limited offroad madness, he'll be ok. Ask me how I know.
ding ding ding!!

and for $76, yea im content right now.
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If he doesn't wheel like he running KOH, the plastic/metal s/b fine. the all metal are preferred, yes, but for a mostly daily driver with limited offroad madness, he'll be ok. Ask me how I know.
I use the plastic/aluminum radiator and am very happy with it. I've had all metal before and the welded on mounting tabs break with moderate offroading. Went through 3 all metal radiators before I said To The Hell With It and went back to the OEM style. IMHO, the OP will be very happy with the Rock Auto radiator.
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