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post #46 of 244 Old 07-13-2012, 11:45 PM
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When talking to the guy at Ron Davis Radiators, I asked about using a 180 thermostat and he explained to me why not to use it and how the cooling system works.
I'm interested as to the "why nots" they mentioned. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Magnum engines are running 180's right now and have been for years with no issues and its pretty much a requirement once you start adding more ignition advance and trimmer fuel maps


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I had heard about some antifreeze being very bad for aluminum radiators, when asking about this he said to use the Prestone premixed which features a blend of 50% antifreeze/coolant for temperature and corrosion protection and 50% demineralized water.

Something was said about running a ground to the radiator, but I will need to find out more about that.

With help from them and the people on this forum I hope to set up the perfect cooling system.

I also like the idea of installing one of these fluid control thermostats.
fluid control thermostats

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can possibly find out how far one can go.
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post #48 of 244 Old 07-17-2012, 01:48 PM
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Just ordered this. I'll take the $168 risk.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-1997-19...06%26rk%3D1%26
I forgot to mention I have the RC winch plate and winch. It blocks about 40% of the airflow up front.
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post #49 of 244 Old 07-24-2012, 12:22 PM
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I've been eyeballing that radiator too... I've bought ebay intercoolers and been very impressed with them before. Couldn't tell them apart from the brands that were 10x the price.

Let me know how the welds and everything looks when you get it!!

Also, cool idea on the hood louver spacers. I'll have to try that!

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Hmm... feedback scares me a bit though. http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...s=negative_365

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Hmm... feedback scares me a bit though. http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...s=negative_365
Look closely and you will see they are located in China.
Member since: Nov-13-08 in China

Not something would want to put in my jeep where I could brake down 50 miles out in the desert on a scorching hot day.

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Agreed! Griffin it is haha

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Should be delivered today according to UPS. It shipped promptly. If its junk, I'm stuck with it. I knew that up front tho. Pics and opinion on the way. I can pressure test it in my garage, so I'll do that first with plain water.

Just did a major AC delete. Removed compressor, condensor and accumulator, lines and hoses. I may do an engine oil cooler and filter relocation kit. The filter would fit perfectly in the accumulator's old spot. Also adding this PS cooler
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004XONO8E/...0_M2T1_SC_dp_1

Oh and removed the efan. Going back to clutch. I'm done with electric fans.
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Why would you want a radiator from China? We already know what they put in their Coke
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How are you going to manage in that New Mexico heat with no AC?
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How are you going to manage in that New Mexico heat with no AC?
And no defrost anymore

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How are you going to manage in that New Mexico heat with no AC?
Almost all radiators are from China except for the Griffin and Davis. I say almost because a few may still be hecho en mexico. Which one are you running?

I only use the 94 ZJ on weekends for our 'saturday drive'. So during the summer we leave early in the morning when it is cool and we go to mountains at 8000+ ft. elevation for the day. Then we come back at night when it is cool. And we use these

http://www.healthandbodystore.com/neck-coolers-chill-its-evaporative-cooling-bandanas.html?gclid=COisseCJs7ECFUEGRQodDVkALA
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And no defrost anymore
Rarely needed in this neck of the woods. I have window visors so I can crack the windows in the rain which helps. In an emergency I can use the heater to defrost.
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Not something would want to put in my jeep where I could brake down 50 miles out in the desert on a scorching hot day.
Same with your efan, it could die anytime and leave you stranded.
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Almost all radiators are from China except for the Griffin and Davis. I say almost because a few may still be hecho en mexico. Which one are you running?

I only use the 94 ZJ on weekends for our 'saturday drive'. So during the summer we leave early in the morning when it is cool and we go to mountains at 8000+ ft. elevation for the day. Then we come back at night when it is cool. And we use these

http://www.healthandbodystore.com/neck-coolers-chill-its-evaporative-cooling-bandanas.html?gclid=COisseCJs7ECFUEGRQodDVkALA

Damn that's high tech stuff!

I am running the cheapest radiator rock auto had for about 100 bucks or so. I told them to make sure it was made in a third world country under terrible conditions. I can almost smell the fear of the worker who made it when it warms up!


Tell me about the efan! Clutch fan would be more reliable for sure.
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