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Old 03-04-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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2.5 owner! HELP!!!!!

i was wondering, how high in temperature is running your 2.5 at highway speed, in city?


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Old 03-04-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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210 is about normal

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Old 03-04-2012, 11:51 PM   #3
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200-210 every day all day.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:33 AM   #4
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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Mine was at 205 for the longest time. I switched to a low temp themostat (160, I believe) recently to compensate for all of the stuff blocking the radiator now (winch, lights, etc).
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #6
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210 or around there. I was almost in the red and always running hot. It was the temp sensor. I was gettin scared haha
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Mine was at 205 for the longest time. I switched to a low temp themostat (160, I believe) recently to compensate for all of the stuff blocking the radiator now (winch, lights, etc).
That 9 out of 10 times will make them run hotter because its not allowing the cooler water to stay in the block long enough. I have seen it happen time and time again on race engines so I normally stick with a 180
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Typically runnig the 195 degree is the best for all around driving with a properly funtioning cooling system. You should get better gas mileage and keep the oil from sludging with the proper t-stat in there.
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typically runnig the 195 degree is the best for all around driving with a properly funtioning cooling system. You should get better gas mileage and keep the oil from sludging with the proper t-stat in there.

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:37 AM   #10
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210 or just below all the time on the factory gauge which is ? on it's accuracy.
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your jeep was designed for a 195 stat. it came with it from the factory. it should give you best performance and mpg. if you're heating up check for low coolant or loose belt, bad stat, bad belt, bad water, pump or bad radiator. listed in order based on price. you'd probably be pissed off buying a new radiator to find out it was just a $5 stat.
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Mine was at 205 for the longest time. I switched to a low temp themostat (160, I believe) recently to compensate for all of the stuff blocking the radiator now (winch, lights, etc).
That's not really going to help much, infact like others have mentioned it's detrimental. You should be perfectly fine running a 195* t-stat, especially since your engine fan is what sucks air through the radiator at low speeds.
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oh btw is your fan shroud still there and intact? if not that's probably the problem. without it your fan isn't drawing air through the radiator its just moving the rest of the air in your engine compartment around

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