Captain Texas Anvil JKU build

Captain Texas

Adventurer
Had the Jeep get the oil cooler replaced and the coolant flushed yesterday. Took it for a drive on the highway and noticed a good 20 degree reduction in coolant temperature. Pretty disappointed that these oil coolers have such a poor design but surprised to say the least it has lasted this long.

Drives nice and smooth now.
 

denverjeep

New member
Thank!

So with the Frontrunner shelf it has several adjustments and mine currently is set to the 2nd highest. If you want more space between the cargo floor and it, I believe Vector makes one that mounts to the roll bar and it higher up than the highest setting on the Frontrunner.
That's awesome - thanks for the tip! ✌
 

Presto88

Adventurer
What temperature range does your coolant run now? Mine has always been in the 220-230 range and the dealer told me that was normal....
 

Captain Texas

Adventurer
What temperature range does your coolant run now? Mine has always been in the 220-230 range and the dealer told me that was normal....
I was getting around 190/200F range when I drove it yesterday. It was below freezing though yesterday but I am going to try to drive it a lot this afternoon to get a better feeling for temps.

It was in the 220-230 range before the cooler get fixed, would be around there when going up inclines in a lower gear say around 3K RPM. What was really bugging me was that the needle started to creep up to the right. As long as I have owned it it has stayed pegged in the middle just until a few months ago. I have seen it spike to around 240 at times, had to ease off the throttle and shift up.

Easy way to tell if you have a cooler leak is go under the Jeep and look at your transmission. If there is a lot of brown oil kinda sprayed about the housing, you've got an engine oil cooler leak.
 

Captain Texas

Adventurer
Finally got the time (and motivation honestly) to wash and clean the Jeep. Man its nice having clean side mirrors!



Currently working with Tribe 4x4 to see about getting an AEV Heat Reduction Hood on order. They are working on an estimate for cost.
 

DallasJKU

Adventurer
Finally got the time (and motivation honestly) to wash and clean the Jeep. Man its nice having clean side mirrors!



Currently working with Tribe 4x4 to see about getting an AEV Heat Reduction Hood on order. They are working on an estimate for cost.
Still love that color!!
 

Captain Texas

Adventurer
Got the new trim piece installed for the sub delete. Mopar Parts Overstock supplied me with the two pieces and they are great quality.

Only issue I had was that there was a plastic stub that was hitting the tub so I had to cut it off for proper fitment. Otherwise everything snapped into place.

 

Captain Texas

Adventurer
Got a BROG small IFAK and headrest pack in the mail today. As usual, the quality with BROG is awesome and it is super nice to have the pack on velcro in an easy to reach location. Only thing was that they did not send me an ID tag that I ordered with it so that will be shipped Monday and the pack comes empty. I have an old first aid kit ill probably transfer some gear into but they recommended Dollar Tree as a place to get everything to fill this kit up with.

 

Captain Texas

Adventurer
So took the Jeep to Tribe 16 to get the steering stabilizer bolt installed (After procrastinating for about 4 months) and to see why my radiator fan wasn't coming on.

They determined it was an air bubble in the coolant line. They took care of that as well and they added about a gallon of coolant. Now the fan is coming on like it is supposed to.
 
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