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Unread 07-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #91
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Unread 07-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #92
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It will be nice to see way low temps, I hope.

I was down in the water waiting on the PS cooler which is due in Tuesday and I saw this!

July 28, 2012 07:41:00 AM Albuquerque NM US Out for delivery
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Unread 07-28-2012, 04:28 PM   #93
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Just got done with the coolant flush and refill with 70% 30% coolant water and water wetter. It runs cooler but in 105* heat it still got to 211* on the temp gauge after about an hour of driving. I am beginning to think this 110 dollar radiator isn't up to the task.

These systems are self burping right? Or should I have to burp it?
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Unread 07-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #94
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Self burping, but it takes a few cycles.

What I do is park in my tilted driveway with the frontend up and grab a turkey baster. Start a cold motor and pull the rad cap. As coolant starts to come out the rad fill hole, I move it to the overflow tank with the baster. This seems to get the air out pretty good.
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Unread 07-28-2012, 05:22 PM   #95
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Self burping, but it takes a few cycles.

What I do is park in my tilted driveway with the frontend up and grab a turkey baster. Start a cold motor and pull the rad cap. As coolant starts to come out the rad fill hole, I move it to the overflow tank with the baster. This seems to get the air out pretty good.
I just got a funny image of that. Sounds much better than letting it spill over. I have mine jacked up and am on the second cycle. I will have to buy the wife a new turkey baster.

Cooling was much better than it was just not good enough. Damn it Jim!
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I just got a funny image of that. Sounds much better than letting it spill over. I have mine jacked up and am on the second cycle. I will have to buy the wife a new turkey baster.

Cooling was much better than it was just not good enough. Damn it Jim!
basters are cheap

I got the PS cooler, but I am waiting on some real nice upper and lower rad hose clamps, but they shipped from hong kong and they are due mid-august. Freaking ebay. I am going to see what I can find at Napa tomorrow and hopefully wrap things up tomorrow. Then I can report back on this aluminum rad and whether it makes any difference.
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Unread 07-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #97
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Got the PS cooler mounted and plumbed! Heading off to Napa to see what they got for upper and lower rad hose clamps.
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Unread 07-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #98
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LOOK AT ALL THAT ROOM
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Unread 07-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #99
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LOOK AT ALL THAT ROOM
That's what im sayin!
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Unread 07-29-2012, 01:19 PM   #100
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scored at Napa, clamps for upper and lower rad hoses...pricey tho
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LOOK AT ALL THAT ROOM
8-9 months a year I won't miss that condenser
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Well I didn't have a turket baster but I did find this laying around. I didn't expect it to work but it did. Gravel vacuum FTW! A lot of air bubbles came out this time.


Can't do it again though, the coolant was too hot and he plastic started to soften a little at the top. I flushed and filled this thing twice and I am still finding debris in the coolant. Must have been there for years. I will probably do this again in a month.
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Nice, never heard of a gravel vacuum, but looks to be working well from the pic.
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Nice, never heard of a gravel vacuum, but looks to be working well from the pic.
It's for syphoning water from aquariums. I have a couple salt water tanks and I guess this was an old one I had laying around. It worked great. Can't use it again it's deformed now. My engine bay looks like crap. I can't remember last time I washed the Jeep. When it was cooler we were going out every weekend so no need. Plus it looks cool dirty.


Do you use anything to spray in the engine bay for cleaning that won't hurt anything or dry the rubber out?
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Naw, I spray the bay down with water before I start an underhood project. That's about it. My ZJ is ugly.
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