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Old September 7th, 2017, 12:11
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That sounds like a potential failure point?
That's how many oems do it, like on the 03+ superduties with the 5R110W transmissions.
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Old September 7th, 2017, 12:18
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They alos make external bypass valves that accomplish the same thing.
I've looked into those, and the thing that keeps me from using one (namely the Derale one) is that the bypass doesn't open until the fluid reaches 180 degrees. I would rather shut off bypass at a lower temperature (150-160 degrees?), so that it's actively cooling before it is truly needed at temps higher than 175. However, I was going to use it in conjunction with the radiator heat exchanger, which would still be warming/cooling the fluid up to that point. In the end I just figured it was best to K.I.S.S. and not use it.

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Old September 7th, 2017, 16:02
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That's how many oems do it, like on the 03+ superduties with the 5R110W transmissions.
Ford did it? Thats reason enough for me not to.
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Old September 7th, 2017, 19:14
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Stopped by the shop and tossed on a new fan clutch, new bearings in the idler, tossed the water pump pulley and fan on, and the belt.

I forgot the stupid rubber grommet that goes under the radiator, so i guess saturday morning i'll finally finish up.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 21:26
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Ford did it? Thats reason enough for me not to.
Yea...those trans are just shy of bullet proof. Whatever ford did... It works.

I'm gonna go on a whim here and say if anyone knows how to keep shit cool, Cal has a pretty good idea n how it's done. Racing seems to showcase any flaws in a system.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 11:00
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

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i finished it and am back to driving the car

i don't even know what way its routing, nor do i at this point care. i cut one of the lines and patched the cooler in. after this last conversation here, zero ****s given about keeping the build thread up right now. getting good photos and writing it up is more work than the actual car stuff.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 15:00
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i finished it and am back to driving the car

i don't even know what way its routing, nor do i at this point care. i cut one of the lines and patched the cooler in. after this last conversation here, zero ****s given about keeping the build thread up right now. getting good photos and writing it up is more work than the actual car stuff.
Cal, don't let the drama of some of the XJ experts prevent you from posting the work you do. Some of us less informed newer guys to the XJ really appreciate your insight and the sharing of your knowledge. The success with my cooling system and motor/trans mounts are a direct result of the info you've shared here and on FB.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 18:31
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

I appreciate your ac clutch writeup.
I will be doing that soon.
Sounds like Dave benefitted from your thread.

As I lye here in bed sipping on my makers mark & coke, listening to my wife snore in my left ear...the last thing I want to hear is a lot of estrogen enriched bitches bickering about trans/cooler/rad....trans rad/cooler.

Plz, cal....proceed. Some of us enjoy & learn from others.

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Old September 10th, 2017, 08:12
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Cal you know me, Screw them A-Holes. Just keep doing what you do.

Have a great day


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Old September 10th, 2017, 16:49
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

meh

after all of that work, power steering pump was leaking. replaced that today and did a degrease, we'll see if it stops marking its territory.

now that its cooling off i think its time to put this one aside for a while anyway. we have a DIY stroker kit for Dallas's MJ sitting at Russ's and I need to started prepping Big Bird for a return to duty.
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Didn't you sell Big Bird?
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**** and to think I sold Big Bird for $1700.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 18:54
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Well, I sold it to Russ, so its not like it really left the family.
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I keep hearing about this mythical bird. Is it hiding out with all the dodos?
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Old September 12th, 2017, 16:11
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Got bored yesterday, replaced my rear view mirror.

Gentex 261 from ebay. Simple install, 4 wires (12v/ground, 2 sensor wires).

Auto dimming, compass and temp. Works pretty well. Temp probe is clipped into the bumper where it should get a little but not too much air flow.





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