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Unread 07-01-2013, 10:51 AM   #28621
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I'm having the same issue with my TJ as well. I picked up the Poison Spider Hood Louvers and I plan to install them next weekend since I can start driving mine again. There's a guy on ebay with them for 130 shipped. I think it's worth the money in this environment. Even in Florida I was having problems any time we stopped for a few min on the trail then started up again.

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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:01 AM   #28622
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It absolutely won't hurt that's for sure. You'll be able to sit at a stop light and see the amount of heat coming out of the hood once you install it.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:14 AM   #28623
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So from what I am hearing here the 4.0, the holy grail to all that is Jeep, has problems?
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:18 AM   #28624
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In extreme temps some of them have an issue yes... And personally, the Jeep 4.0L is far from the holy grail of motors, just in the jeep! I'd take a ford I6 or better yet a supra I6 any day over the jeep motor! But the jeep comes with what they got stock so it's not worth the headaches! LOL Personally, the old ford I6 and Toyota I6 are better motors though imo. Ouch!!!!
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:19 AM   #28625
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So from what I am hearing here the 4.0, the holy grail to all that is Jeep, has problems?
With all I've experienced from 4.0's I'm not sure I would ever say that.....the old 4.2l 258 now maybe
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:25 AM   #28626
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Weird. I never knew that was a big ole wide spread issue on tj's
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #28627
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With all I've experienced from 4.0's I'm not sure I would ever say that.....the old 4.2l 258 now maybe
Except that factory carb was junk in the early 80's!!! Swapped over to the mopar MPFI system and then it was a good motor!
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:28 AM   #28628
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My old *** carbureted motor has given me a ton of trouble in the past, but the only temp related thing was that it would surge on the highway some times because the carb of lines were hot.

Last summer we drove down to the river and it was about 110 that day. Trudged several miles back to the road uphill in soft gravel and it kept on chuggin' along.

I'm not saying my motor is great or even reliable, just surprised that some fuel injected stuff has heat issues too.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #28629
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Weird. I never knew that was a big ole wide spread issue on tj's
I owned 5 Jeep vehicles with 4.0's while I lived in TX where temps reached a max of 103-105 every summer with 40-60%+ humidity and NEVER had this issue or even heard of it. Yesterday, it was 118 when my AC compressor blew and I shut the Jeep off for less than 3-5min. Started it back up, it loped a bit, I pushed the throttle and it went away. So yesterday was a 1st time for any 4.0 I have ever owned to have heat soak
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #28630
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Mine was undrivable above 100 degrees till I did the wrap. That got me to about 105 degrees. Then the vent got me safe into the 110-115ish range. Anything like this weekend, I wouldn't have even attempted to drive the jeep or if I did, I would've been scared to turn it off knowing it likely wasn't going to restart.

My expo on the other hand, it just shoots parts out of the engine compartment at 115+ I've learned! LOL Runs great, just gotta watch for flying shrapnel!
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #28631
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My xj would have the same problem in the heat. Would only happen when I would park it for a few mins then try and start it up and it would miss pretty bad. I did the same fix everyone on here is doing and it seems to have fixed it. My dad drives that xj now and hasn't had a problem yet.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:13 PM   #28632
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This is my 4th 4.0 and the first issue I have had with heat soak; though the others were YJ's

I really don't like the looks of louvers / vents in the hood, are there any good alternates? I mean OTHER than going back to a YJ
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/vehic...kings-etc.html
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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:17 PM   #28633
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Hoodless? Block of wood holding it open while parked? Electric fan you can flip on if you're only going to be like 10 minutes? Never turn it off? Buy a Honda Accord? motor swap? Bag of ice on top of engine?
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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #28634
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Hoodless? Block of wood holding it open while parked? Electric fan you can flip on if you're only going to be like 10 minutes? Never turn it off? Buy a Honda Accord? motor swap? Bag of ice on top of engine?
Apparently you missed the "good" before the "alternatives"

Why do the YJ's with the 4.0 & fuel injection not have the same issues? I haven't really looked at the engines enough to see if there are significant differences.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:27 PM   #28635
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This is my 4th 4.0 and the first issue I have had with heat soak; though the others were YJ's

I really don't like the looks of louvers / vents in the hood, are there any good alternates? I mean OTHER than going back to a YJ
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/vehic...kings-etc.html
There's an aftermarket hood available that is raised up in the back to create ventilation. I think that's the best option if you want to avoid louvers.
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