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Unread 07-29-2012, 07:26 PM   #106
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Every time I think I can't burp more air out of this thing it surprises me. That was burp number 4. Going to do it one more time tonight.

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Unread 07-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #107
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How quick does coolant come out after you start up?

Mine is almost immediately. Makes me wonder if a head gasket is leaking.

I'm wrapping it up for tonite. Got the radiator in, it fits, had to trim the shroud at a place or two. Tomorrow I need to bleed the PS system and get the ATF out of there. I blew the high pressure hose and I used ATF to limp home last ride. Need to wire up my new LED offroad lights, get the bumper cover back on, remount the winch, and get the parking/turn signal lights back on. Also got a little battery terminal work to do. g'nite
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Unread 07-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #108
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How quick does coolant come out after you start up?

Mine is almost immediately. Makes me wonder if a head gasket is leaking.

I'm wrapping it up for tonite. Got the radiator in, it fits, had to trim the shroud at a place or two. Tomorrow I need to bleed the PS system and get the ATF out of there. I blew the high pressure hose and I used ATF to limp home last ride. Need to wire up my new LED offroad lights, get the bumper cover back on, remount the winch, and get the parking/turn signal lights back on. Also got a little battery terminal work to do. g'nite
The coolant doesn't start coming out until it gets to operating temp. I guess when the T stat opens. Then it bubbles and drops down again. It comes out after I turn it off a little then settles.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 09:21 PM   #109
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purrrring like a kitty

4 quarts of PS fluid later, drained it into a empty handle of Smirnoff
did the burping, temp gauge sat at 192 (the real temp of a 195 stat) for the duration, looking good so far
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Unread 08-01-2012, 10:38 PM   #110
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purrrring like a kitty

4 quarts of PS fluid later, drained it into a empty handle of Smirnoff
did the burping, temp gauge sat at 192 (the real temp of a 195 stat) for the duration, looking good so far
What have your coolant temps been showing on the gauge after the silla all aluminum radiator? Did you stick with the original cap? Sorry just curious in the next couple weeks I'll be putting in an all aluminum one similar to yours but with a lifetime warranty.
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Unread 08-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #111
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I got home after being at work of the past 7 days and my new Ron Davis radiator was waiting for me.
It came in a very large well padded box, along with some fittings and instructions.
I'm thinking about having a shop do a complete back flush to my jeep and install this.
Will also be running a ground wire to it and doing some electrical tests to make sure there's no electrolysis problems.

Here's some photos, I will take some better ones tomorrow when it's light out.

Radiator neck.


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Unread 08-02-2012, 04:38 AM   #112
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I got home after being at work of the past 7 days and my new Ron Davis radiator was waiting for me.
It came in a very large well padded box, along with some fittings and instructions.
I'm thinking about having a shop do a complete back flush to my jeep and install this.
Will also be running a ground wire to it and doing some electrical tests to make sure there's no electrolysis problems.

Here's some photos, I will take some better ones tomorrow when it's light out.

Radiator neck.

Drain plug.
Thanks for the update. How will you run a ground wire to it if you don't mind me asking? What are the benefits of this?
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Unread 08-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #113
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What have your coolant temps been showing on the gauge after the silla all aluminum radiator? Did you stick with the original cap? Sorry just curious in the next couple weeks I'll be putting in an all aluminum one similar to yours but with a lifetime warranty.
Don't know yet. Got it back together the nite before last and drove to work today. As I got out, I noticed coolant dripping on the ground. Drove back home, no leak and everything was dry. :angry: So I got some sort of intermittent leak. And my pressure tester won't fit this rad.

Looking very sweet Cameleer.
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Unread 08-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #114
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Here are some of the instructions that came with this radiator.

Do not use brass fittings on a aluminum radiator. Brass and aluminum react to each other and cause electrolysis. (this radiator came with aluminum fittings for the tranny and overflow)

Before installing a new aluminum radiator the cooling system requires a through flush of the radiator, engine, overflow tank, hoses and heater core. Failure to do so will lead to mixing coolants and contaminates and creates a corrosive cocktail for the radiator.

An electrical current can be generated by the rear end transmission. This is particularly true with air bag suspensions, rubber pad suspensions and rubber-mounted transmission. Any current generated will travel up to the drive shaft to ground through the engine coolant. Grounding rear ends and transmissions is strongly recommended.
They also recommend attaching a ground strap from the radiator to the frame to help control electrolysis.











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That rad is beautiful Cameleer.

Found my leak, my neighbor had an adapter for the rad so I hooked up the pressure tester. Leaking at the top and bottom of the lower rad hose. I learned a lesson on this one...if you change styles of hose clamps say like wider ones, don't chintz out and try to reuse the same hoses. They get molded to the old hose clamps and won't seal up right. So I put the old hose clamps on and all is well. Holding at 18lbs right now.
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Unread 08-02-2012, 09:49 PM   #116
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I put run cool hood louvers on my jeep the large aluminum ones it helped incredibly
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Unread 08-02-2012, 10:11 PM   #117
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I put run cool hood louvers on my jeep the large aluminum ones it helped incredibly
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Unread 08-02-2012, 10:27 PM   #118
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Cool can't wait to hear the results of the install. Do you know where you are going to connect a ground strap on the radiator to run to the frame?
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Here are some of the instructions that came with this radiator.

Do not use brass fittings on a aluminum radiator. Brass and aluminum react to each other and cause electrolysis. (this radiator came with aluminum fittings for the tranny and overflow)

Before installing a new aluminum radiator the cooling system requires a through flush of the radiator, engine, overflow tank, hoses and heater core. Failure to do so will lead to mixing coolants and contaminates and creates a corrosive cocktail for the radiator.

An electrical current can be generated by the rear end transmission. This is particularly true with air bag suspensions, rubber pad suspensions and rubber-mounted transmission. Any current generated will travel up to the drive shaft to ground through the engine coolant. Grounding rear ends and transmissions is strongly recommended.
They also recommend attaching a ground strap from the radiator to the frame to help control electrolysis.











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Unread 08-02-2012, 10:29 PM   #119
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Sorry to be a pain, but if you don't mind let us know how cool your running with it all set.
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That rad is beautiful Cameleer.

Found my leak, my neighbor had an adapter for the rad so I hooked up the pressure tester. Leaking at the top and bottom of the lower rad hose. I learned a lesson on this one...if you change styles of hose clamps say like wider ones, don't chintz out and try to reuse the same hoses. They get molded to the old hose clamps and won't seal up right. So I put the old hose clamps on and all is well. Holding at 18lbs right now.
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Unread 08-02-2012, 10:34 PM   #120
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The grail of radiators.
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