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    Austin, TX
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    Gardening, camping, cycling, canoeing, tinkering

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  1. Do you have a closeup if the Hood? What did you do about the center channel? OP, I’ve been thinking about these but would really like something with a drip rail. http://rodlouvers.com/Jeep-XJ-Louvered-Aluminum-Hood-Bolt-On-cooling-panels-Cherokee-Comanche-louvers-P4921315.aspx
  2. Thanks for sharing! OM617 is happening when my engine fails. Hopefully not too soon.
  3. Hey everyone. Wanted to give an update to close out the thread and let future people know what worked for me. Pete was 100% right. I had the original 6 blade fan and it worked, but I never heard it kick on and off, nor could I hear it when the engine was running like on other vehicles I have. So I decided to swap it out with a newer style 10 broad blade style I got for cheap on eBay. It worked! I can sit in traffic with A/C on and it stays around 210 in 90+ degree heat. I can even park it with ac on and have a quick bite to eat without it getting anywhere near what it used to. I know it’s not 195, but with a few pieces (near rad cap, hood vents, etc) I think I can keep this thing from cooking itself. If anyone is hesitant about buying a new fan, I can say 100% that the fan upgrade is VERY beneficial. Thanks for the suggestion Pete, and to everyone else’s help, suggestions and questions.
  4. About an hour. I recently moved back to Austin, so it’s easy to hop in 35.
  5. Thanks! I’ll check it out when I get back for vacation. Happy 4th everyone!
  6. I had the condenser out 2 weeks ago when converting R12 to R134. Its clean and can see through easily. No excess dust, grass or mud.
  7. Just installed a new ZJ fan clutch a few days ago, definitely not that. Anyone know a way to test the water pump flow? The water pump will be a ways down the list of things to try due to cost. That being said, do they make a high flow pump? I’d prefer to keep it on the belt and not switch to electric.
  8. Go for it, more information isn’t going to hurt anybody.
  9. Approx. 150K miles. Engine is clean aside from some oil in driver wheel well due to PS hose that was leaking. Where did you find an 18psi cap? Most of what I’m seeing is 13psi, with the occasional 16psi. I have a 9x11 transmission cooler that I’m gonna hook up later this week. We will see if that helps. The efan is pretty much on all the time because of the AC. Yes, PO replaced rad. and water pump. I’m assuming he delt with the same stuff I am because he claims it never over heated on him. I kinda believe him because i installed the xj gauges, he only had dummy lights.
  10. The rad cap looks to have been replaced when the PO replaced the radiator. I don’t know the “pop-off” pressure of the cap (to use a carb term). When I got home today, the truck was registering 195-210. I parked it and let it idle to see how hot it would get with no ac and a pretty cool day (for TX). It got up to the third tic-mark again after several minutes so I opened the hood, wondering if it would help to get the hot air out of the compartment. It did not. Later tonight I’ll put it on an incline and try top burp the system without getting into the t-stay again.
  11. It’s not a Mopar, but I did replace it with a brand new Mr Gasket 195* t-stat last week when I did the flush. I’m hearing some bubbles when I turn it off so I think I will try to burp the system and see if that does anything. Thanks for all the input so far.
  12. Do you think that is enough of an upgrade? This doesn’t happen sometimes, it happens every time I drive it. Once it gets up to operating temp, even just stopping at a red light it will climb 10-15 degrees. Is there a way to check the engine for blockages? Could the PO have installed the water pump wrong?
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