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post #46 of 63 Old 10-17-2013, 10:16 PM
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I live in Merced, are there any places to go off road, I own a '13 wrangler sport... I want to se what this thing can do. It's not a rubicon, so nothing real heavy duty... Thanks in advanced.

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post #47 of 63 Old 10-17-2013, 10:55 PM
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I'm checking out all this RENIX stuff hmmm and so far so good but that has me wondering what is up with my Jeep? Lately its been boiling over on these warm days?
Dumb question - replace the thermostat or boil off coolant lately?

RENIX uses the "closed" cooling system. Nothing wrong with it (if there were, would OEMs be going to it?) but it does take a bit of care to return to service.

Search up my posts on drilling the thermostat flange, it will tell you how to make the system self-purging. If the system is partially or wholly drained (through regular service, through boilover, or anything like that...) you'll end up with an air pocket behind the thermostat. This will cause the thermostat to not sense the temperature of the coolant, and to not open, which will cause a boilover. Every time.

(It will even make it happen when it's snowing - it just takes longer to happen.)

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post #48 of 63 Old 10-18-2013, 01:22 AM
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I live in Merced, are there any places to go off road, I own a '13 wrangler sport... I want to se what this thing can do. It's not a rubicon, so nothing real heavy duty... Thanks in advanced.
Hollister SVRA isn't that out of your way and has plenty to choose form as far as easy to extreme trails goes.

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #49 of 63 Old 10-18-2013, 12:00 PM
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Prairie City in Folsom is a good place to get familiar with your rig. Frank Raines OHV isn't too far for you, but Hollister might be closer. You're just a hop,skip, and a jump away from some really good offroading east of you.

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post #50 of 63 Old 10-18-2013, 07:14 PM
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I live in Merced, are there any places to go off road, I own a '13 wrangler sport... I want to se what this thing can do. It's not a rubicon, so nothing real heavy duty... Thanks in advanced.
I'm setting up a run to Frank Raines sat 11/2 if you wanna meet out there. You're welcome to come out.
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post #51 of 63 Old 10-18-2013, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Dumb question - replace the thermostat or boil off coolant lately?

RENIX uses the "closed" cooling system. Nothing wrong with it (if there were, would OEMs be going to it?) but it does take a bit of care to return to service.

Search up my posts on drilling the thermostat flange, it will tell you how to make the system self-purging. If the system is partially or wholly drained (through regular service, through boilover, or anything like that...) you'll end up with an air pocket behind the thermostat. This will cause the thermostat to not sense the temperature of the coolant, and to not open, which will cause a boilover. Every time.

(It will even make it happen when it's snowing - it just takes longer to happen.)
I changed the thermostat (160) out again for the 4th time and replaced the reservoir and cap, replaced the water pump and bleed the system, its not boiling over so much but still running around 210.

However new problem... I was on my way to hollister hills and when towing my jeep on a dolly for the first time with both trans and transfer in neutral (was told okay to do) i blew the casing out... I disconnected the drive line and brought it home as you can see its a goner.
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post #52 of 63 Old 10-19-2013, 01:29 AM
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Are you sure you werent told transfer case in n, transmission in gear. Thats what i have read a lot.
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post #53 of 63 Old 10-19-2013, 02:19 AM
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I changed the thermostat (160) out again for the 4th time and replaced the reservoir and cap, replaced the water pump and bleed the system, its not boiling over so much but still running around 210.

However new problem... I was on my way to hollister hills and when towing my jeep on a dolly for the first time with both trans and transfer in neutral (was told okay to do) i blew the casing out... I disconnected the drive line and brought it home as you can see its a goner.
210*F is the "Spec Operating Temperature" for the 6-242 engine, and it's common for most engines these days.

Doesn't mean I like it - I've pulled the op temp in my 88 down to 185-190*F, and it hadn't had any impact on smog results (but the oil holds up better, with running that little bit cooler.)

If you're going to flat tow with a dolly often, I'd suggest a SYE (Slip Yoke Eliminator) kit for the rear output shaft, then just remove the shaft before you pull. The front shaft can be left in place. (You can use a transmission tailcone plug to keep the fluid in the case, but the SYE is a better solution, and allows you to drive with the rear driveshaft removed, in case it gets hooped on a rock...)

I remember seeing "driveline disconnect kits" years ago (mechanical clutches that went right in front of the axle to connect/disconnect the driveshaft,) but it's been a number of years, and I don't know if anything like that is still available. Thing looks like a driveline brake drum, only smaller.

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post #54 of 63 Old 10-19-2013, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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I know 210 is the operating range but I want a lower running temp for the hot days when off roading, maybe like 185 would be nice but nothing works? I normally use a flat bed to tow my Jeep and this one time I used the tow dolly because my brother was using my flat bed, next time I'm just going to use the flat bed to save all this trouble. Now I need to find a transfer case like my old 242 AMC one, nothing so far at the local junk yards but I can wait.
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I'm setting up a run to Frank Raines sat 11/2 if you wanna meet out there. You're welcome to come out.
Thank you I will see if I am free.
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post #56 of 63 Old 12-20-2013, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Just a simple update, finished the jeep so time to hit the trails. Also the other spare jeep I have got some new paint, I'll be hitting the Frank Raines trail soon I hope.
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post #57 of 63 Old 12-21-2013, 02:25 PM
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Check out the ladst run of the year thred , come on down

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post #58 of 63 Old 06-07-2014, 06:57 PM
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I'm in San Jose. Just picked up my new ZJ...
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post #59 of 63 Old 06-07-2014, 09:53 PM
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Nice!

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post #60 of 63 Old 06-08-2014, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Looks cool, when you plan to hit the trail?

1978 Jeep DJ5F AT/3.8L 4x2 _ 1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer AT/4.0L 4x4
1990 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer MT/4.0L 4x4 _ 1990 Jeep Wrangler MT/4.2L 4x4
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