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Re: Overheating on occasion???!
I am no expert, but what it sounds like to me is that your coolant is not flowing properly. I have 2 jeeps with inline sixes and they have been proven to be an engine that runs pretty hot no matter what. They never get over 210 degrees though. If your water pump was out your jeep would overheat even at highway speeds. The best advise I can give you is to have your cooling system flushed. If this does not work, then you should have your radiator flushed by a radiator shop. At the advise of an expert, put a new cap on your radiator with as high poundage as your radiator will take. Increasing the internal pressure of your radiator raises the boiling point of the fluid inside, which in turn, increases the temperature that your engine will overheat. All of this will be effective if the circulation in your cooling system IS WORKING!! I have never had the catalytic converter cause any overheating problems when it is clogged up. The only problem I had when the CC was clogged was a loss of power. Hope this helps your situation.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]'46 CJ 2-A Rusty, but still fun to drive and easy to work on.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]