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Old 12-11-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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Hey guys so dropping in to say hi hopefully all you have been having fun and safe trips. Jealous over here...... been missing out on some exciting adventures. Started working on my jeep again and iv'e made progress. the over heating issue is slowly getting better and better. Can't wait to join you all soon.


By any chance would anyone have a spare radiator lying around that i could buy of you that wouldl fit an 87 yj 6cyl.???

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Old 12-12-2011, 09:10 AM   #2
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I've started referring to that hill on Miller Jeep Trail as "Overheat Hill", or more specifically "Alex's Overheat Hill". You gotta get that Jeep fixed and come back and conquer the hill that's named in your honor. Although it would have to be next season, as I've heard MJT is now closed for the winter.

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hope u get it fixed and can join us soon!
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:52 PM   #5
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Hey All so i found two more issues with the jeep. I have a freeze plug that is leaking and also could a bad fan clutch be the cause of overheating?
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:40 PM   #6
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Hey All so i found two more issues with the jeep. I have a freeze plug that is leaking and also could a bad fan clutch be the cause of overheating?
Oh yeah, a bad fan clutch would definitely contribute to your overheating, especially when wheeling in 4low at 2-4 MPH in the summer heat. Freeze plugs are easy to replace and cheap. Fix both issues and come wheeling man!
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:23 AM   #7
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changed the fan clutch and jeep still runs above 210 probably runs at like around 240. I got no more ideas of what could be the cause of the high temperature. any thoughts?
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:48 AM   #8
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Did you replace your radiator? Water pump? Thermostat stuck closed? Bad temp sensor?
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:04 PM   #9
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yup all of that is replaced, radiator is fine flushed it twice
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:04 PM   #10
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Did you burp the system?
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:44 PM   #11
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:28 PM   #12
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The only other things that I can really think of is if your radiator screen is plugged or matted down restricting airflow around the cooling veins. You mentioned that you flushed out the system a couple of times, but do you have tons of bugs and dirt in the cooling fins? Or if they have been damaged or matted down, you might be able to straighten them back out with a comb. If you have AC installed, the condenser may be blocking airflow through your radiator too. I don't know much about YJ's though. Have you eliminated the possibility of a bad temp gauge? Is your engine still quitting when it reaches temperature? (If so then this is probably not an issue) I would be curious and hook up an ohm meter to the terminals on the back of the gauge to measure resistance with the engine running and see if it changes as it registers hotter. If you see very little change in resistance but a large fluctuation in temperature reading, then it could be possible that your gauge is telling you stories. Some gauges actually have a placard on the back of them telling you the resistance range.

Sorry man, I know these are long shots. I'm just trying to throw more ideas out there. It sounds like you have pretty much done everything else.
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Yea I know, thanks for the ideas. I am actually doing that right now. I bought a new sensor for the engine but turned out to be faulty so i gotta exchange it and i got myself a meter from autozone to read the temps. funny cause i have the meter from autozone hooked up to where the coolant temp is and it reads 190 -195 at most and my engine temp sensor reads 220-240 but that's with using the original guage. so hopefully with another sensor and the guage from auto zone ill get a true reading and hopefully its really just a bad guage or sensor.

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