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Unread 08-05-2011, 09:59 PM   #421
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i've only seen my jeep creep past 210 a little bit when running hard up a steep hill. It did so even on steep highway hills at 60mph, so i figured it wasn't my fan. I gave my system a complete flush and new thermostat and it helped somewhat, though it will still creep a little past 210 ocassionaly, 215 perhaps. Not enough to be worried about it. It would probably go back to below 210 if i replace the crap Radiator Barn rad with an O.E.M one.

However, for kicks and giggles, i tried the towel test just now. This is a stock 5 blade metal fan and stock 14 year old fan clutch.



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Unread 08-06-2011, 06:09 PM   #422
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i've only seen my jeep creep past 210 a little bit when running hard up a steep hill. It did so even on steep highway hills at 60mph, so i figured it wasn't my fan. I gave my system a complete flush and new thermostat and it helped somewhat, though it will still creep a little past 210 ocassionaly, 215 perhaps. Not enough to be worried about it. It would probably go back to below 210 if i replace the crap Radiator Barn rad with an O.E.M one.

However, for kicks and giggles, i tried the towel test just now. This is a stock 5 blade metal fan and stock 14 year old fan clutch.
Nice! Thanks for doing that test. I am sticking with stock for now too.
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Unread 08-06-2011, 06:37 PM   #423
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Ya your fan and clutch seem to be working well. My stock fan wouldn't do that even after I drilled a hole through the clutch and bolted the clutch solid.
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Unread 08-06-2011, 06:53 PM   #424
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i've only seen my jeep creep past 210 a little bit when running hard up a steep hill. It did so even on steep highway hills at 60mph, so i figured it wasn't my fan. I gave my system a complete flush and new thermostat and it helped somewhat, though it will still creep a little past 210 ocassionaly, 215 perhaps. Not enough to be worried about it. It would probably go back to below 210 if i replace the crap Radiator Barn rad with an O.E.M one.

However, for kicks and giggles, i tried the towel test just now. This is a stock 5 blade metal fan and stock 14 year old fan clutch.

In looking at your pic one thing you might want to check into is sealing the area between the top of the radiator and the grill. You're losing a lot of air flow through that gap that should be passing through the radiator core. Every little bit helps......
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Unread 08-07-2011, 01:10 AM   #425
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In looking at your pic one thing you might want to check into is sealing the area between the top of the radiator and the grill. You're losing a lot of air flow through that gap that should be passing through the radiator core. Every little bit helps......
the radiator is in exactly the same spot that the original oem one was. I think you are mistaking the effect of the gap between the radiator and fan shroud for the gap between radiator and grille.
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Unread 08-07-2011, 07:03 PM   #426
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Nope...I am referring to the gap between the front edge of the top radiator tank and the top rear edge of the grill. The shroud and mounting of the radiator itself are not what I am talking about.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 11:21 PM   #427
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Nope...I am referring to the gap between the front edge of the top radiator tank and the top rear edge of the grill. The shroud and mounting of the radiator itself are not what I am talking about.
Well then you are mistaken if you think there is something there worty of attention. The position on the two in relation to each other is the same as every other rad/grille combo I have seen on any other tj ... And nobody has attempted to improve it in any way, neither shall I
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Unread 08-09-2011, 07:26 AM   #428
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There is a foam seal that is oem that seals the ac condensor and radiator, my after market condensor doesn't set up as high and I have a gap that I filled with foam pipe insulation. It might not make a lot of difference, but mine was sealed from the factory.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 08:41 AM   #429
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My 05 looks nothing like that.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 06:55 PM   #430
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There is a foam seal that is oem that seals the ac condensor and radiator, my after market condensor doesn't set up as high and I have a gap that I filled with foam pipe insulation. It might not make a lot of difference, but mine was sealed from the factory.
Yup mine had that also. It's long gone. I should replace it
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Bingo.....
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Unread 08-09-2011, 08:30 PM   #432
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Does this fan upgrade work on 2.5L 4-Cylinders?
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Just picked up the 86 mustang hd clutch and explorer 9 blade fan to test out. Everything bolts up great on my 97 TJ. Hope it works well.
Do you think it will work on the 2.5L?
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Will this work on a 2.5L?
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no. The 4cyl uses a much smaller fan and shroud. The 18inch fan won't fit in the shroud.
The shroud is bigger on a 4cyl.
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