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Old May 9th, 2007, 11:22
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XJ likes to jump over 210

I just replaced my T-stat and it stays alittle cooler until drive awhile. Then it likes to go over 210 some. What can I do to keep this jeep cool? It is running at 201,000 miles. And I want it to get me down to Oklahoma from Iowa in 98 degree whether in june!
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Old May 9th, 2007, 11:35
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

what's the thermostat temp?
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Old May 9th, 2007, 11:46
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

Maybe your fan clutch is on it's way out?

When it jumps over 210 does the electric fan pop on?

I think that engauges around 217-218 degrees.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 12:17
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

Do you have original radiator?, how long ago did you change it?

Did you do a flush, rust will build up in motor & radiator & restrict flow.

Does your radiator hose collapse when engine is running hot? some companies dont put "spring" in hose to stop from collapsing.

Does it over heat when driving at 55mph or when you driving slower or at idle?

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Old May 9th, 2007, 12:20
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

-The Tstat is a stock replacement

-How do you know if the electric fan pops on?

-Yes I still have the origional radiator.
-I don't think the hoses collapse but I do have BRX silicone hoses sitting in my room still. Could that fix the problem?
-I've done a antifreeze change. (don't no if thats the same as flushing radiator)
-I seem to notice it over heat more at an idle.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 13:21
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

When the elec fan comes on you can hear it if you have the radio off and/ or are standing still. At home with the hood open you can see it. If your really listening you can hear it when your driving. As far as the rad, I removed mine and used a hose to really flush it out and there was a ton of crud in it. I also connected a garden hose to my heater hose's and rsd hose to flush out the system as best I could . Put everything back together and it made a big diff.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 14:22
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

If it gets hot while idling that probably means the viscous fan clutch.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 14:29
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

It will be an airflow issue if it only happens at idle.

You can wire up your elc. fan to a switch. Thats what I did. It really works well. just watch where you run the wires. I had one cut in two by the clutch fan.

Good luck!
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Old May 9th, 2007, 14:45
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

That's handy to have if you are offroading or towing heavy loads....but.....

That's sort of just a "coverup" for his problem. It isn't finding the cause of his provlem...

It sounds he is just using his as a daily driver and experiencing this without any extra stresses or loads on his vehicle.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 15:41
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

Yep Blaine is correct. It is my DD. So I should take off radiator and flush very very well. Then take off heater hoses and radiator hoses and replace with my BRX silicones.
-Will a fan clutch be pricey?
-is it hard to get the radiator off?
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Old May 9th, 2007, 16:04
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

Viscous fan clutch is about $50 or so. Removing the radiator isn't hard.

If it is the origional, I wouldn't even bother flushing it. Just replace it...

If you flush it, you risk having it blow a hole (like mine did shortly after I flushed it) and loosing a bunch of fresh coolant anyway.

While you have the radiator out it's probably a good time to do the water pump as well.

To flush the radiator alone, though, you don't need to remove it. Just disconnect both the upper and lower radiator hoses.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 16:08
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

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Yep Blaine is correct. It is my DD. So I should take off radiator and flush very very well. Then take off heater hoses and radiator hoses and replace with my BRX silicones.
-Will a fan clutch be pricey?
-is it hard to get the radiator off?
I used radiator cleaner to clean mine then removed it and completely flushed it and the engine block before putting everything back together.
Over heating at idle may only indicate a bad mechanical fan or fan clutch. Over heating at highway speed is a different matter.

Where in Iowa are you? I will be in DesMoines for six months.

A drive to Oklahoma is not so bad for the XJ. I drove my XJ up from Miami all 1600+ miles in two days. It did not sneeze nor hickup the entire trip.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 16:58
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

I will probably look into new radiator. And I have been wanting to get new Water Pump so this will be good chance.

Techno-I live in Des Moines IA on the South Side.
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I will probably look into new radiator. And I have been wanting to get new Water Pump so this will be good chance.

Techno-I live in Des Moines IA on the South Side.
That is close to where I work. I work from an office near Army Post and US 69.
No place to wheel in Iowa.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 19:15
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Re: XJ likes to jump over 210

I'm not far from Army Post. It is horrible here in Iowa. It's boring.
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