Hi,Brakelate wrote:Hey XJRGuy; Does yours seem to run Hot? Ours seems to really put off some heat when "working" in deep sand or slow, steep climbs especially out here in the Summer Air Temps.
Not sure if it actually has a nice factory needle gauge that really (!) moves, unlike every other dash indicator other than for fuel in the last 20 cars I've owned, but this Temp gauge really does move around and will climb up above half-to three quarters range (not in red, but climbs) but always returns once we get some air flowing through it.
I know the "X" and Anniversary models have cool looking ducted hoods, but perhaps this is a real necessity ? That V-6 sure takes up all the room under the hood, and even the rear exhaust system seems to just about glow after clawing through deep sand, churning along at a walking pace.
Just curious if that was a common theme. I guess I could go do internet research, but oh God no. Not ANOTHER forum board!
When you are working the Jeep, do you have it in 4 Lo?
I have had the temp gauge move from the middle to 3/4 on the indicator when really hoofing it up a grade for a long time. The motor likes to rev and I take advantage of that too. The Pentastar is a gem of a motor.
I don't remember the temp gauge climbing when I was off road in the desert or idling for long periods.
My Jeep has 4:10's but also 1000lbs heavier than stock due to big 37 tires and bumpers and other related gear.
I know that some 2014's had issues with cooling. My friend bought a new 2014 and the cooling fan didn't work and the cooling system had to be burped. That fixed his problems.