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Old 09-17-2003, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Think A power steering cooler would help?

After wheelin on a hot day my Engine compartment gets scolding hot from the V-8. My Jeep did not want to turn as well as it was earlier in tight spots. Would a power steering cooler help or are they a waste of time to put on?

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Old 09-17-2003, 12:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go hydro assist

Go hydro assist and be done with it..big tires / lockers / low tire pressure all equal poor steering..get ahold of matt at west texas offroad for details. Well worth it..there is a write up on it in the tech section i believe. his web site is www.westtexasoffroad.com
give him a shout they are very good people ..
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Re: Go hydro assist

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Go hydro assist and be done with it..big tires / lockers / low tire pressure all equal poor steering..get ahold of matt at west texas offroad for details. Well worth it..there is a write up on it in the tech section i believe. his web site is www.westtexasoffroad.com
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hey newbie, why dont you read his question and add some info pertaining to what he asked. I dint see any mention of even considering going to an assist setup.

Doc, Yes a cooler helps tons, and could possibly help you. I'd first be looking at ways to get the entire engine copartment temp down though IMHO.
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Old 09-17-2003, 01:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Agree w/ Sceep...

What is your radiator fan setup? Electric or mech.? Might consider vents in the hood, or extra electric fan to keep engine bay temps down.
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Agree w/ Sceep...

What is your radiator fan setup? Electric or mech.? Might consider vents in the hood, or extra electric fan to keep engine bay temps down.
I have an electric fan with a Bee Cool radiator. Jeep runds no hottet than 205.

I have been thinking about getting the hood luvered but I really do not know where to get that done around Indiana?
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I have an electric fan with a Bee Cool radiator. Jeep runds no hottet than 205.

I have been thinking about getting the hood luvered but I really do not know where to get that done around Indiana?
Look in your yellow pages for "sheet metal work"

FWIW I'm having major engine compartment heating issues with the 318 in my cj-7. We're gonna pull the hood off and drop 20 or so .45 rounds thru it.
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Look in your yellow pages for "sheet metal work"

FWIW I'm having major engine compartment heating issues with the 318 in my cj-7. We're gonna pull the hood off and drop 20 or so .45 rounds thru it.
hahahah what a fun/effective/cheap way of venting the engine compartment. think they'll let me try that in the city limits?
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i agree, it will help....i am picking one up here soon for my truck .. its like an auto tranny, the cooler the fluid the better. its cheap to get a cooler..like 40 bucks and pretty simple install


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I have been thinking about getting the hood luvered but I really do not know where to get that done around Indiana?
Look for custom car/hot rod shops. I'd say most of them would either be able to do louvers, or get you in contact with a shop that can.
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Yup, a buddy of mine here was having overheating issues with his vortec. Solved it by installing jet boat louvers on both sides of his hood. went to a boat show, found the ones he liked I guess and ordered them. If he crushes his hood, he unbolts them, cuts another set of holes and bolts them back on .. and water doesn't run into the engine compartment when it rains.. Just another suggestion..

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lowering engine compartment temps .....good

power steering cooler .....good, but be carfull what kind you use.you want to use the thru tube type instead of the stacked plate style.


thru tube design doesnt cool as well but has better flow fates.


also change your fluid. old burnt fluid looses it performance quicker than fresh stuff when it gets hot. your loss of performance when hot may be nothing more than old fluid.
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Re: Go hydro assist

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Go hydro assist and be done with it..big tires / lockers / low tire pressure all equal poor steering..get ahold of matt at west texas offroad for details. Well worth it..there is a write up on it in the tech section i believe. his web site is www.westtexasoffroad.com
give him a shout they are very good people ..

adding a ram for assist is not going to fix a over heating issue. as a matter of fact it will probally create a overheating proplem more times then not.
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alright, I've been doing my homework to help decide what type of cooler to use on my hydro-assist. The majority of the threads I read were talking about just using a standard "s" style cooler that is stacked, but then I got to this thread where Camo suggested the tube design would be better b/c it doesn't restrict flow.

what is the word, who uses something that works?
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I used a cooler and it didnt help too much. I still blew pumps. I went through about 5 of them until I did the filter mod. I ran the same pump for about 6mths after I did that and didnt have a problem. I blew it last saturday though but I think it had to do with doing the west texas pump mods. I am sure I can put another in and it will be fine.
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Old 01-28-2004, 09:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
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what is the "filter mod"?
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is this the type of cooler Camo is speaking of: Moroso (pt# 41200)? is the 1/4" too small if the factory return line is 3/8"; should I just re-tap it to 3/8"?

EDIT: or would something from Perma-Cool like this be better?
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All said and done you would be into it about $15

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sweet, that makes sense; I'm assuming you didn't incurr any reduction in flow b/c of the filter. 2 questions though:

- I realize the filter goes on the low pressure side of the pump but I would have thought that just hose clamps rather than fittings might not be a good idea. I could just get 1/2" to 3/8" reducer fittings though and thread that right into the bracket right?

- will any filter work or do you suggest only a higher quality K&N?

thanks, cool mod!

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I didnt notice any reduction in flow.

I have hose clamps on the filter and I also belive on the low pressure return side of my actual pump from the factory calls for a hose clamp, or atleast thats what I have been running for years. I would say the hose clamps are just fine but whatever makes you feel good in da hood

I use the ablsoute cheepest filters I can find just because I dont think its that important, but I feel the same for my engine so go figure.

I used to see tiny metal shavings in my steering fluid but now there are none. I think that the extra capacity that the filter allows is just as important as the filtering it does and the filter disapates heat as well.

I dont even run a cooler anymore. I took that crap off. Maybe like Camo was saying though I may have had the wrong type of cooler?
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