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Old 06-30-2009, 12:39 PM
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Where to start?? Over heating ??

Okay got a brand new flow kooler water pump maybe 3 months old a 180 hypertech 180 stat 1 year old...stock radiator never been done...Now whats it doing is getting to 215 and wanting to slowly creep more this truck never saw 210 all last summer now its get there in minutes and always wants to run hot..Like on highway rolling 80 steady 213 and wont cool off...I can hear the fan working fine...I was told to replace my radiator when i did my new tranny but i never did...I stop off tonight and picked up a new 180 stat maybe its sticking?? Any ideas guys what else to look for???
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:08 PM
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Re: Where to start?? Over heating ??

could be tstat, clogged radiator, old coolant. I would test the coolant first...then go from there
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Re: Where to start?? Over heating ??

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could be tstat, clogged radiator, old coolant. I would test the coolant first...then go from there
Scott im thinking radiator because when i did a new tranny i was told to replace the dam thing from junk and dirt
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Re: Where to start?? Over heating ??

Still try the coolant 1st then work your way up.
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Re: Where to start?? Over heating ??

yeah....if you had junk and dirt coming out of it...its not cooling properly. You could try a flush and refill if you want to go cheap
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Re: Where to start?? Over heating ??

Just get a four core aluminum radiator and call it a day. You can run water in the summer and have better cooling then coolant/water mix. Add some conditioners to the water and call it a day number 2.
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Re: Where to start?? Over heating ??

my vote goes to new radiator, had one replaced on the WJ, last year or two and temp seems steady not. Check the weep hole too on the pump, that could tell you if its bad, there will be coolant coming out of it. i had one take a shit in the starbucks drive thru once, not fun.. (and $800 at the dealer)
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Re: Where to start?? Over heating ??

Spend $200 and buy an CSF triple core all metal radiator. Made a huge difference in my XJ, and btw, i noticed no difference when i put a flowcooler H20 pump in it, I was very disappointed.
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Re: Where to start?? Over heating ??

Well guys got my boy coming over on wen or thur to replace the radiator and new stat and do a flush he hooks me up alot ...Im trying to get my dam tranny dialed in it keep throwing codes lol
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Re: Where to start?? Over heating ??

Go get it flushed first. I'm running into the same issue on my SRT8. Last summer it never went over 190-195. Now it'll run 215 and climb in traffic to 220. That's with the same 180* Therm. I had in last year and the same fan settings. Gonna get it flushed first, then replace the therm. second. I've got 52K on my orig. coolant. I'm thinking my therm. is sticking as well. May as well do the flush first since it's a good thing to do. The therm. is pretty cheap for a second thing.
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Re: Where to start?? Over heating ??

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Go get it flushed first. I'm running into the same issue on my SRT8. Last summer it never went over 190-195. Now it'll run 215 and climb in traffic to 220. That's with the same 180* Therm. I had in last year and the same fan settings. Gonna get it flushed first, then replace the therm. second. I've got 52K on my orig. coolant. I'm thinking my therm. is sticking as well. May as well do the flush first since it's a good thing to do. The therm. is pretty cheap for a second thing.
Thank u sir i just ordered me some new cooling goodies !!
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Re: Where to start?? Over heating ??

oh goody!
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