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Old 08-01-2008, 05:36 PM   #31
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my stocker also leaked when i got my rig, it was leaking right where the plastic meets the metal. Warranty fixed it it was winter so it stayed chilly and never even got a chance to overheat

Mr 4x4, i have an electric fan that has 10 blades, its much quieter and cools it off very fast.

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my stocker also leaked when i got my rig, it was leaking right where the plastic meets the metal. Warranty fixed it it was winter so it stayed chilly and never even got a chance to overheat

Mr 4x4, i have an electric fan that has 10 blades, its much quieter and cools it off very fast.
I just took out my electric fan because it wont fit with the griffin radiator I put in I have to use a spal electric fan now and it doesnt have the cfm as the taurus fan that I just removed

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I just took out my electric fan because it wont fit with the griffin radiator I put in I have to use a spal electric fan now and it doesnt have the cfm as the taurus fan that I just removed
I run a spal electric fan and it works great, temp stays right at 210.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:26 PM   #34
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That looks good Silvergoat.I like the tanks on the side rather than top and bottom.What is the core/row count on that beast???I also like the brackets for the fan!!!
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I run a spal electric fan and it works great, temp stays right at 210.
I might have to try that that radiator you have looks about the same thickness as mine
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Does such a aluminum radiator cool better than the stock one? Does the e-fan turn on less often with such a radiator?
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:49 AM   #37
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What i dont get is how comes my jeep doesnt overheat even with the ac on and the fan off (unless stuck in traffic) while others install those monsters and still have overheating problems?
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What i dont get is how comes my jeep doesnt overheat even with the ac on and the fan off (unless stuck in traffic) while others install those monsters and still have overheating problems?

its not 115 where you live like it is out here
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lol that makes sense but i thought there were some people in the north that also had problems.
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[QUOTE=slf41002;251444]That looks good Silvergoat.I like the tanks on the side rather than top and bottom.What is the core/row count on that beast???I also like the brackets for the fan!!![/QUOTE

Im not sure what the core count is. I just got it becouse it looked cool.
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Yes it does look cool.I would say it runs cool tooIt is probably the 3 row I was looking at first but it was like $289 I got the one pictured on page 1 of this thread.It is 30% thicker than stock plus all aluminum welded not epoxy.The biggest advantage I see here is no more crappy plastic tanks.I got it for $164 shipped.But I do like that one.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:33 PM   #42
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Just an update on this thread as well.I got the radiator and got it all in and so far so good.No leaks and everything is working great so far.LOL.Here are a few pics.
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I'm sold. However, the look will take some getting used to since my TJ is dark blue. The radiator will stand out like crazy.
Thanks again.
Do you have A/C ?? If so you will not see the radiator from the outside because the A/C condenser is in front of it!!!
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:33 PM   #44
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plastic drain plug problems

Please excuse my forum ignorance but I really dont know where to go to post this question. So here goes anyway....91 wrangler yj 4.0 5 speed. New radiator. Plastic drain plug thats leaking. Replaced the plug, still leaking. Anyone know how to loose this POS plug and get something that has a more positive seal and made of metal?! Better yet, how about the phone number of the Chrysler guy that came up with this lame idea. The pics of an aluminum radiator on this site showed the same type of plug. What ever happened to petcocks?
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I'd say the the plug off and go to the hardware store. Get a petcock and a huge thing of good glue.

Anyone else has any ideas?
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SLF the only problem you may have with that setup is the lack of fan shroud. right now you will only be cooling the center of your radiator. which will work for the winter months but when summer hits watch those temps.
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Well right now with the whole cooling system new it is running 190 low speed/town driving and 190-210 out on the highway.I ran it down the highway and it stayed around 190 until I hit a long hill and it got to 210 but did not get above that so so far so good.I will keep my fingers crossed.At this point if it still overheats I am lost.I do now have the factory shroud back on with the electric fan,new radiator,new water pump,new upper and lower hoses,new water neck and t-stat and a new belt.If it still overheats I have a 7 blade fan and fan clutch from an older Jeep that will be going on.If it overheats with that it has to be a problem with the head.

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