I put in a Napa 190 degree stat. It's new, the one I removed is under a year old.
I'm starting to think that the radiator is clogged. not crazy bad, but bad enough to cause it to over heat. My eyes are pealed at the dash at a traffic light hoping it doesn't get really hot.
on another subject, my rear axle is leaking fluid from the breather hose. It has an ARB locker. if you guys recall, I had to drill drain holes for the oil to circulate. I assumed the holes were not big enough, so I pulled the diff cover off, pulled the shafts out. They are dry
meaning that it's not seeing fluid. this is so confusing. It's a rear axle, the seals are on the outsides.
After making the holes bigger, and had the Jeep on a level ground, it still freaking spits fluid from the vent. fluid level is where it needs to be. Maybe the fluid is too thick at 140? but even then, the front axle should act up the same way if that was the case.
On the bright side, I have some 35s and ATX slabs coming in for Chinook. I don't see any TJs run those wheels. very popular with the JK crowd.