So I finally got the Jeep to my garage to start my upgrading and this is what I found:
1. The PO was running the OEM cooling without the fan shroud 🤨! No wonder there was overheating at times.
2. The water pump and thermostat housing both look cleaner than the surrounding to include caulking, so likely changed at some point in the past but since they’re so cheap to replace, going to just do it anyway.
3. Looks like an original or at least old radiator so that’ll be replaced with a Mishimoto OEM radiator.
4. Needs some cleaning up in this engine bay, as that stop leak the PO used is all over the place 😩.
Going to start with a really good and thorough flush of the coolant system (bypassing radiator). Order and replace radiator, water pump, thermostat, hoses and go with a Mishimoto electric fan and control kit.