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post #16 of 25 Old 09-16-2013, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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BTW... This is about where my ZJ normally sits temperature-wise... A little hot, no?

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post #17 of 25 Old 09-16-2013, 11:09 AM
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Thats not too bad,mine runs about 220
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post #18 of 25 Old 09-16-2013, 07:47 PM
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http://www.aa1car.com/library/coolin..._corrosion.htm
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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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Good post.

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^^^ This.

On the cars that I maintain I always make sure that the battery cables are in very good condition and usually add a couple extra ground wires to link things that normally ground just through the mounting bolts. I have seen dramatic reductions in corrosion on both battery terminals and cooling system parts.
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post #21 of 25 Old 09-17-2013, 04:21 AM
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post #23 of 25 Old 09-17-2013, 10:49 AM
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Hopefully you have your heater set to high when flushing the system so it goes through the heater core. Also helps to back flush the core and disconnect your hoses at the front/right of the valve cover rather than possibly damaging the soft copper tubes coming out of the firewall. When I replaced my AC evaporator I also replaced the heater core and while I was trying to be careful I could not get the hoses off of the core w/o bending or half-crimping these soft copper tubes. Didn't matter since was replacing the core anyhow.

No need to worry about the heater setting, the heater core is always at full flow, what controls the amount of heat is the blend doors in the plenum. Agree with back flushing the core, also, check the heater hoses for crunchiness, just squeeze them, if they crunch, slap new ones on, corrosion tends to build up in them, in my 97 they got so bad that the heat wouldn't work, I replaced them, flushed the core, and all was good with the world, and my coolant stayed cleaner also,

Retreat? Hell, we just got here......
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post #24 of 25 Old 09-18-2013, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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No need to worry about the heater setting, the heater core is always at full flow, what controls the amount of heat is the blend doors in the plenum. Agree with back flushing the core, also, check the heater hoses for crunchiness, just squeeze them, if they crunch, slap new ones on, corrosion tends to build up in them, in my 97 they got so bad that the heat wouldn't work, I replaced them, flushed the core, and all was good with the world, and my coolant stayed cleaner also,
Yeah... I'm gonna plan to replace the whole system. Radiator, hoses, water pump.

I'm planning on treating myself to a block heater. I figured it would be easier to punch out a freezeout plug if the block was empty...
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post #25 of 25 Old 09-25-2016, 04:52 AM
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I know I'm 3 years late to this party but in regards to using the Prestone back flush kit, I did it a few years ago and stuffed an old garden hose into the spout to control the output of nasty. I can't remember if I put a clamp on it or not but it didn't leak and it wasn't showering my front end with coolant.

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