Hi everyone! I was lucky to have a chance over the weekend to flush the cooling system and install the new radiator. The Cold Case aluminum radiator is definitely a quality product, and would recommend. My only issue was that the fill was on the driver versus passenger side. Not that it's really an issue, but was just an unexpected head scratching moment. Luckily it appeared the radiator support is configured to accept the factory bracket on either side of the support .
With the new radiator installed and system filled, I was able to take her out for a nice stroll up the road and back. A few looks from the neighbors at 8:00am running open header and hood off
This weeks project list is to undercoat the body and then get the exhaust fitted. Then I'll start on the interior.
As far as mechanical side of the dirt-goat, or "gremlins" found so far and will be address as time permits:
-Vacuum leak on the line from brake booster to intake manifold
-Passenger side caliper is making quite the screech. Just want to verify it is something with the pad/rotor and not the hub.
That's really about all I noticed ... which isn't bad at all. The temperature was staying right at 180* on my short drive after a 10 minute idle warm up. No fluids leaking or brake failures. The disc brakes up front feel amazing in this thing. An obvious night/day difference over front drums.. which everyone knows already. I can't wait to lay into the turns to test out the new suspension, along with the new rubbers 275/60R15 Nitto 555 in the back. Hopefully I'll be able to get one nice run around town before winter comes LOL
I'll update later this week or next week as I go along. I've got a few projects around the house and my spare vehicle needs some love so I can get her ready to sell
.. anyone want to buy a 2001 Jeep Cherokee