Frustrated and pissed off at the XJ more & more every day. Before doing a refresh on some cooling system components, never had overheating issues.
About 2-1/2wks ago I did the following:
- new 195F thermostat
- new thermostat housing
- Flowkooler water pump
- ZJ fan clutch upgrade
- new hoses all around
Hell, even went & cut vents in the hood 4-5 months ago on a whim.
Been watching the temp gauge run hotter & hotter every day.
Threw an OBD scanner on and started tracking the coolant temp w/ the Torque app.
Avg idling temp is 220-230ish.
Freeway driving gets up into the 240-250 range.
Shut the engine off, come back 5-10 min later and the OBD pegs it in the 260s.
I am really debating on just going to NAPA, getting stock components and replacing all the "upgraded" stuff. Seems like all the "upgrades" have had the opposite effect and driven the engine temps through the roof.
So yeah....... I'm quietly raging inside.