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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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My cj has never had a fan shroud, I don't have a working temp gauge, some time it seams to get hot but nothing bad. Thay are very exp. Is there a way to make one. Are just let it go? Thanks
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Mine never had one either since I owned it. Mine also never seemed to run hot.

I plan on getting one during this rebuild. You mention "expensive". Motor rebuilds or warped heads are much more expensive, invest in one and do it right. Also, what if you take your Jeep to warmer climates-say out West. May just be one little thing that slips your mind.
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I'd get a working tempature gauge and then decide if you need the shroud or not.
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I'd get a working tempature gauge and then decide if you need the shroud or not.
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Ya.. You should have one anyway. Thats cheap.

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hay are very exp. Is there a way to make one. Are just let it go? Thanks
Sure there is... send me an email and I'll send you the article on making one...
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I never understood how important a shroud was until I moved from Ohio to South Carolina. My Jeep CJ5 never had an issue with heat in Ohio. Then I moved to SC and swapped in a V8. The Jeep still ran cool "enough", but eventually I added a shroud with a 16" electric fan mounted inside it. Now there is no doubt that it'll stay cool. Even on 100 degree days, I can run down the road without a worry.

I don't know how complicated Leve's design is, but whether you make it, or buy it, I'd recommend a shroud. It's easily worth the money and effort.
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Fan Shrouds

Well as we know they are important... Fan shrouds that is... thats probally why I don't have one lol... They do alot for cooling and might save a finger or two. Its worth the effort!!!
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Great i think i can make that, but how about one of the lite weight alum. fan blades will that help are not worth the moeny. Thanks
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