The temp guage has markers at what...150, 210 and 250 degrees right? mine pretty much stays at 210 all the time. and the engine bay and hood seem to get awfully hot. hotter then my previous truck or wifes current car. is this normal? or am i having an overheating problem? my coolant levels seem to be fine.
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If you make it cooler its not gonna run as well? I figured if its running cooler it would prolong the life of the fluids and internals? I was going to put a high flow water cooler in and an aluminum radiator. Is it not worth it?
Better cooling and water flow are never bad things. The 4.0 engine loves to live at 210. It's designed that way. That being said we all know that we stress the engine pretty good when we are wheeling so I don't see a problem with the things you are suggesting Grn and Antwon. It's when people start putting 180 degree thermostats that your engine and PCM start not liking life.
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Actually - running a 210 is also for emissions. The higher temp helps burn off all the fuel and whatever inside the combustion chamber putting less effor on the catalytic converter, meaning a "cleaner" exhaust.
Originally Posted by antwon412
i was thinking about some of the thermo heat shield stuff you can apply to the underside of the hood. not worth it?
MINE RUNS @ 210 ALSO BUT AFTER THIS PAST SUNDAY WHEN I WENT WHEELING ITS OVERHEATING ,I THOUGH THAT IT WAS THE RADIATOR FULL OF MUD BUT i CLEANED IT AFTER THE TRAIL AND SOME TIMES OVERHEAT AND SOMETIMES NOT I HAVE TO CHECK FOR THE SENSOR CUZ IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS A GAUGE PROBLEM.
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