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Re: ford 2.8L v-6 in samurai
my motor runs at 180-200 degree's in normal driving. I am running a stock 2 core radiator out of a late 60's bronco(don't know the year for sure) and a singe electric fan. when i rev the motor alot, like when i am stuck in a mud hole, or going 50mph down the hiway, then it does get hotter, i am not sure if it would overheat or not, because i always let off when it starts getting that way.
I am having some troubles with the motor though. If i use a 15lbs radiator cap it uses alot of water, and have white smoke come out the exhaust, but if i use a 7lbs cap then it dosn't use any water or have white smoke, but it bubbles water it out into the overflow, even though the temp is only 180-200. kinda makes me think i have a blown head gasket.
i used the stock zuki tcase and tracker gears, and i am geared way to low for street driving. 35-40mph is confortable, i can do 50, but the motor feels like it is going to fly apart. i will probably go back to stock axle gears and get a 4 to 1 tcase.
1990 samurai spoa
2.8 V6 and c4 auto