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Old 06-18-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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overheating sitting in 108 degrees please help

I'm having overheating problems. I'm not using AC and its 108 degrees . I've already replaced the thermostat and its still happening. Im going down highway trying to go on vacation at 60 and it runs good for about 15 miles at 220 then suddendly shoots up to Max and says check gauges. I've already let it cool and added distilled water but it is already full I'm lost and am miserable 200 miles from my house sitting in the heat. Any advice greatly appreciated

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Old 06-18-2011, 07:34 PM   #2
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may not be much help-but run defrost to help pull heat from the cooling system?

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Old 06-18-2011, 11:24 PM   #3
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Check your radiator cap as well, flip it an make sure the rubber seal is not cracked or anything
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:54 AM   #4
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Oh my God it was my winch bag . Can't believe I didn't realize it sooner Doooooooooooh!!
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:21 PM   #5
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Oh my God it was my winch bag . Can't believe I didn't realize it sooner Doooooooooooh!!
For us newbs, could you expand on that?
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:36 AM   #6
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It was blocking the radiator from getting free cold air:-)
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:05 PM   #7
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It was blocking the radiator from getting free cold air:-)
for all you guy's that have that crazy heat,,, go to parts store,, get water wetter.. it will keep you from over heating.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:08 PM   #8
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for all you guy's that have that crazy heat,,, go to parts store,, get water wetter.. it will keep you from over heating.
+1, I use this in my bikes, works great !!
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It was blocking the radiator from getting free cold air:-)
Don't you normally run with this bag in place?
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:03 PM   #10
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Don't you normally run with this bag in place?
Yes but it really started to heat up this week
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:14 PM   #11
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Yes but it really started to heat up this week
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+1, I use this in my bikes, works great !!
I run regular coolant in my R6. When it's 100 and stay moving the temperature is 175 or so.

Now does water wetter lube everything properly?
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:46 AM   #13
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Made the trip back without any issues. Was definately the winch bag
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I run regular coolant in my R6. When it's 100 and stay moving the temperature is 175 or so.

Now does water wetter lube everything properly?
It's supposed to... also, Royal Purple makes an additive called Purple Ice that is supposed to do the same thing.
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It's supposed to... also, Royal Purple makes an additive called Purple Ice that is supposed to do the same thing.
its works great, like royal purple, it is an additive, you add it to your coolant. (actually, I just check their website and now they sell one that is already mixed)

Red Line Synthetic Oil - WaterWetter® Coolant Additives


ABOUT RED LINE WATERWETTER® COOLANT ADDITIVES
Reduces or eliminates bubbles or vapor barrier that form on hot metal surfaces to reduce coolant temperatures by up to 20°
Superior heat transfer properties compared to glycol-based antifreeze
Compatible with new or used antifreeze (including DEX-COOL and long-life versions) to improve the heat transfer of ethylene and propylene glycol systems
Improves heat transfer and reduces cylinder head temperature
Designed for use with all modern aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass and bronze cooling systems
Cleans and lubricates water pump seals
Reduces cavitation and complexes with hard water to reduce scaling
Does not lower cooling system below the thermostatically-controlled temperature
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Using additives is just kicking the can down the road so to speak. You have an issue with your cooling system (thermostat, radiator,waterpump, etc) Find out the cause. Don't treat the symptoms if you want a reliable Jeep.
My $.02

Sorry! Got to the party too late.
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Using additives is just kicking the can down the road so to speak. You have an issue with your cooling system (thermostat, radiator,waterpump, etc) Find out the cause. Don't treat the symptoms if you want a reliable Jeep.
My $.02

Sorry! Got to the party too late.
I agree always make sure the system is up and running properly, in my case, vegas heat stustuck in traffic, water wetter does the job.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:24 PM   #18
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I'm actually surprised how well the jeep did. It was 115 degrees and went up a steep hill on 4th at 65 MPH from sea level to 4000 feet with AC running and temp ran at 215-220 on flat ground a solid 210 . The warn m8000 is the perfect size. I'm afraid a warn powerplant or similiar sized winch would cause overheating so watch out people ;-)

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