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post #1 of 11 Old 01-07-2011, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Never seen this cause overheating before

I drove from Toronto to New Hampshire today, snowed almost all the entire drive, some places slushey roads other places road just wet- about 300 miles into the trip I noticed a slight rise in the temperature, not usual for my jeep Kept going up (usually sits just short of 210, went up to half way between 210/235) so i pulled into the rest stop & when I looked I saw about 1-2 inches of ice covering almost the entire radiator. Decided to go in get a coffee, when came out ice had melted enough to fall off so I continued on with no further issues.

I would of figured the radiator would be to warm to allow ice to build up.

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-07-2011, 05:28 PM
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It could have something to do with the lack of air circulation thru the radiator, where the ice was actually acting as an insulator, holding in the heat rather that dissipating it.

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post #3 of 11 Old 01-07-2011, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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I am sure of that- I was just surprised that ice could even build up on the radiator
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If your TJ has AC then the condensor sits in front of the radiator.

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If your TJ has AC then the condensor sits in front of the radiator.
If your not running your defroster the AC condenser can easily ice up in really cold temps. The next time this happens turn on the defroster or A/C and the condenser will get just warn enough to melt the ice off.


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post #6 of 11 Old 01-08-2011, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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I do have AC- I forgot the AC Condensor sits in fdront of the radiator... so now that makes sense
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Off topic.. this thread reminds me of why I rather live in the south.. I DO NOT like the cold..

Good info tho!

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post #8 of 11 Old 01-08-2011, 06:26 AM
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yes, Ive had the same problem back when we got the blizzards last year... and tooo much snow underneath melting is enough to make the alternator act funny too

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post #9 of 11 Old 01-08-2011, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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The older I get the more I think year round warmth and get on a plane for a week of skiing...
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-08-2011, 07:35 AM
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gotta love that wind chill lol.. i dun miss it at all
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post #11 of 11 Old 01-08-2011, 02:54 PM
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When it snows hard it can easily pack the radiator faster than it can melt off. The wind chill in front where fresh air hits is very cold, it's only really warm behind the radiator.
Driving in blizzards can also pack up the air intake.


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