First 10-20min of driving it will hover below 210 or on.
Past that it runs 215-225, stays like this for a while, I got stuck in traffic and it touched 230 but once i started moving it dropped to 220. Turning on the heat has no effect whatsoever.
Outside temps are about 85-90 with direct sunlight.
I've never owned a GC with the V8 so is this normal? They just always run this hot?
Mine was running hot too. I put hood vents in, changed the thermostat to a 180 degree. Now it runs at about 185-190 when its hot out, 180 when its colder out, yesterday it was 104 out, and it ran at about 190, then I parked with the ac on, and it took 10 minutes to hit 210. Drove 2 miles and it was down to 190 again. it has 142k. I need to flush my radiator.
95' Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 148k, 5.2, NP242, 46RH, 4" RC lift, all new adjustable ca's(2 IRO front uppers and the rest RC adjustables), nitro shocks, JKS TB's, Jet Chip, Dynamax cat back, Magnaflow cat, GTP hood vents. 31" Pro Comps with Rock Krawler "D"s. Westin brush/grill guard with Hella 500s, 411's, Solid diff covers, detroit locker rear, power lock in front, SYE and Tom Wood's front/rear shafts, RE discos, BPE's, d-rings front and back, factory tc and rad skid, hitch, Sliders next.
03' Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, (wifes Jeep) 99k, 4.7 5 speed auto, K&N, KYB shocks, drilled-slotted rotors, All the toys.
2000' Ford Superduty, F250, 7.3, 198K, 37's, too much to list.
Check to see if the rad is blocked, if there is mud and crap in it it wont cool. There might be air in the cooling system, to fix this you have to "burp" it. Have the jeep running with the rad cap off until bubbles stop appearing. recap and shut it off. There are a few other things it could be but there are the easier ones