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Unread 03-23-2004, 10:50 PM   #1
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ok so i have been looking around and found bunch of different products u can add to your radiator to cool the temp. like i said before i just put in an 84 350 and i really dont have the money to but a new aluminum radiator. this stuff claims to drop the temp between 20 and 30 degrees. anybody got any experience with it or is it all bs?

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Unread 03-24-2004, 04:54 PM   #2
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Check out this new Aluminum radiator for the Chevy V8 conversion on eBay: Aluminum Radiator
Good price! I have one for my CJ5 with the AMC V8, and I am happy with it. Nice quality, great price, and cools like crazy!
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Unread 03-24-2004, 09:57 PM   #3
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Check out this new Aluminum radiator for the Chevy V8 conversion on eBay: Aluminum Radiator
Good price! I have one for my CJ5 with the AMC V8, and I am happy with it. Nice quality, great price, and cools like crazy!
lol thanks for the link but the prob is 300 bucks is way outa my range right now i am deff gona drop one of them in before summers out but coming out of school i got no cash. i thought the addative would be a good way to get around town till i get a few paychecks under my belt thanks
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Unread 03-25-2004, 12:35 PM   #4
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Have you taken the thermostat out? You have stock radiator in your CJ w/304 cid engine? That should keep it below overheat I would imagine. Your gas mileage will probably plummet but it's a cheap way to shave some degrees until you can get a radiator....
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Unread 03-25-2004, 01:10 PM   #5
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Check out this new Aluminum radiator for the Chevy V8 conversion on eBay: Aluminum Radiator
Good price! I have one for my CJ5 with the AMC V8, and I am happy with it. Nice quality, great price, and cools like crazy!

Good looking, I was in need of a Alum radiator for mine
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As far as aluminum radiators go, you would be hard pressed to find a better price than those on that eBay link. I started out searching for one and everywhere I looked, they were over $500! Mine is a nice quality rad, but I had to do a little custom fitting to get mine in. Stock had center cap, the alum had driver side cap. I needed to trim my radiator support for room near the cap. Also needed to trim my shroud a little for the hoses. I also needed a longer top hose, mine was an inch or two too short.
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As far as aluminum radiators go, you would be hard pressed to find a better price than those on that eBay link. I started out searching for one and everywhere I looked, they were over $500! Mine is a nice quality rad, but I had to do a little custom fitting to get mine in. Stock had center cap, the alum had driver side cap. I needed to trim my radiator support for room near the cap. Also needed to trim my shroud a little for the hoses. I also needed a longer top hose, mine was an inch or two too short.
Yea Ive been poking around trying to find the best price. 575 is the best I had come up with prior to this one on ebay. But hey, to keep the engine cool and save 150 bucks I'll trim a little here and there
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Unread 03-27-2004, 05:48 AM   #8
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Might be time to sell

If you can not afford $300 for a rad you need to sell it. You are over your head and you need to worry about more important things like studies or finding a better paying job.

Not trying to be negative, but trying to be relastic. If you keep driving it and it is over heating then you are going to destroy the motor.

Then it will sit in a driveway for months and rust away.

There is no cheap way to keep a 350 cool in a jeep. That is just plan fact.

Owning a Jeep is fun but does cost allot of money.
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haha yeah thats me already. Looking to alternative methods to fund my project!! So far it's working out nice and im 2/3 the way there to getting this radiator strictly from side money. anywho
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Unread 03-29-2004, 05:50 PM   #11
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its not that bad

yeah i am broke right now but thats because i dont have a job simply put i am in college. i am just looking for a way to get my rig on the road for the summer and thanks but aint no way in hell i am gona sell my jeep i will ebay a kidney first. i will have the money for a rad about a month or two into the summer and this is the last major expense i have in this build. everything else is in and functioning. i am just looking for a way to get around town till i get my first few paychecks of the summer then i am good to go for one o' them fancy radiator jobbers
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What radiator are you running?

Make sure you flush through the fins. Tons of sand builds up in the fins. Take you garden hose and spray from the engine compartment outward.

Did the 350 ever run cool or has it been a problem from day 1?

I'm running a 'BE COOL' radiator. you are too tight on funds for that. I nursed my CJ for years before breaking down and saying good bye to over heat worries.
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What radiator are you running?

Make sure you flush through the fins. Tons of sand builds up in the fins. Take you garden hose and spray from the engine compartment outward.

Did the 350 ever run cool or has it been a problem from day 1?

I'm running a 'BE COOL' radiator. you are too tight on funds for that. I nursed my CJ for years before breaking down and saying good bye to over heat worries.

seems i have confused people. the engine didnt overheat before it was in my cj. and now that i put the 350 in it hasnt moved 2 ft. it runs, everything is fine i just havent hooked up a radiator. I have my stock 258 rad. and was wondering if i put this in with one of them additives that lowers the temps if that would get me around town for a couple weeks till i got a few paychecks in to buy one of the aluminum ones or if it would run too hot?
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OH. I thought you were running it for a while.

I doubt the 258 rad. will handle it. A 304 rad. worked for me ...sorta; as I said above. You will need to cut out the upper and Lower necks and swap sides. I still think it's going to squeeze too hard on the wallet.

And to answer your original question, I heard of that water shedding stuff but haven't heard from any who has used it. Sorry
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