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Unread 06-16-2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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Is this temp normal? Temp Gauge Pic !!!

I am running 1/8" or 3/16" pass the 210 mark when driving city or highway with outside temp > 90'. I remember my TJ staying right at 210 first couple of years, but now runs a little hot.

How is your temp reading? I'm concerned a bit since I'm driving to El Paso this July.



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Unread 06-16-2007, 12:45 PM   #2
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I am running 1/8" or 3/16" pass the 210 mark when driving city or highway with outside temp > 90'. I remember my TJ staying right at 210 first couple of years, but now runs a little hot.

How is your temp reading? I'm concerned a bit since I'm driving to El Paso this July.

My temp is just on the cold side of 210
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Unread 06-16-2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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Your cooling system might be getting a little restricted from something, perhaps hard water deposits. Have you been mixing hard tap water with the antifreeze which will eventually cause mineral deposits inside the radiator?
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Unread 06-16-2007, 12:56 PM   #4
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mine is always just under 210
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Unread 06-16-2007, 01:33 PM   #5
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Buz around a field a few times?
Agreed it's like asking if you have gas in your tank when it won't start so you did look at the radiator right?
Probably chemical flush time but I've had grass seed blockage and almost got stranded..lol "oh that's what those screens are for"
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Unread 06-16-2007, 02:52 PM   #6
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I have an 01 wrangler, mine from time to time goes a hair above the 210. I changed out the 5 year antifreeze and it still does it. I'm not to worried about it. when i see it hit half way between the 210 and 260 thats when its getting a little too hot and i'll worry about it.
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mine runs a hair above the 210, actually the needle sits in the center of the 0 when I'm on the freeway, but on the streets and the trail it sits rite at 210
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mine runs a hair above the 210, actually the needle sits in the center of the 0 when I'm on the freeway, but on the streets and the trail it sits rite at 210
We hit 100 degrees ambient today. Ours was sitting on the right edge of the 0 - which is 235 degrees according to our AutoXray EZ-Scan 6000. It was working hard going uphill at over 6000 feet, and we have a few items in front of the radiator.

When going downhill it was at or just under center.

We are exploring some additional cooling options.
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Unread 06-16-2007, 09:08 PM   #9
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Your cooling system might be getting a little restricted from something, perhaps hard water deposits. Have you been mixing hard tap water with the antifreeze which will eventually cause mineral deposits inside the radiator?
I always use distilled water, and recently reduced to 35% antifreeze 65% water mixture. I never wheeled in mud, but can wash radiator at a car wash with high pressure water to see what happens. I've put in a new 195' thermostat and high flow t-stat housing, but no improvement. I've also tested viscous fan and it seems to be working good -- I hear loud roaring when hot and only turns a little when I try to turn if by hand with engine off.

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We hit 100 degrees ambient today. Ours was sitting on the right edge of the 0 - which is 235 degrees according to our AutoXray EZ-Scan 6000. It was working hard going uphill at over 6000 feet, and we have a few items in front of the radiator.
When going downhill it was at or just under center.
We are exploring some additional cooling options.
Seems like we both run a little hot at 235' at times. Let me know how it turns out from your cooling options.
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Unread 06-17-2007, 01:35 PM   #10
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I have an 01 wrangler, mine from time to time goes a hair above the 210. I changed out the 5 year antifreeze and it still does it. I'm not to worried about it. when i see it hit half way between the 210 and 260 thats when its getting a little too hot and i'll worry about it.
Yeah, come down South and you'll hit it there.
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I sit right at about 210 or a hair above when wheelin the TJ here in the 105 degree desert....
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Unread 06-17-2007, 03:15 PM   #12
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i put in a 180 termaste and mine stays right around 190, i run starit water. the temp here in yuma is at 110 degerres already.
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My Jeep does the same, winch and large lamps are the cause got a bit better after the body and mm lift
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i put in a 180 termaste and mine stays right around 190, i run starit water. the temp here in yuma is at 110 degerres already.
Same here in El Paso only its not that HOT Yet.
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I ordered 3-row metal HD radiator from Radiator Barn today.

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
Your cooling system might be getting a little restricted from something, perhaps hard water deposits. Have you been mixing hard tap water with the antifreeze which will eventually cause mineral deposits inside the radiator?
May be my Superwinch is blocking airflow to my radiator, so since the 3-row is HD and provides 10-25% more cooling with even larger core than 2-row, may be this will fix 15-20 degree hotter running temp when driving > 45 mph.

Last thing I need is to have overheating problem when traveling across Texas this July.
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