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I'm collecting parts this week and plan on replacing the radiator, hoses, belts, water pump, thermostat in my XJ this weekend. I don't really need help, but if anyone wanted to come over and help, I wouldn't turn you away. I've never done a radiator swap before, so an experienced hand would be appreciated. I'll try to take pictures and put together somewhat of a write-up. My upgrade plans are very similar to this write-up: http://jeephorizons.com/tech/xj_cooling.html

1-23-10 at my house in N. Phoenix. PM me for address and directions if you are interested.
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Can't help but want to know the results. Diane has heat problems with XJ. George
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Bought the 3 core HD all metal radiator from radiatorbarn.com. I'm purchasing the rest of the listed parts at Napa.
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D-U-N --- Done.

I didn't end up taking any pictures. I'll do a write-up later. No major issues and besides me being a slow as molasses mechanic, it wasn't a difficult task at all. Test drove it up to Cave Creek and back and all seems to be working as planned.
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Cool. Can't wait to see how the 3 core fit in. I didn't think it would fit. George
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Plenty of room. Still have at least 3/4" clearance. Maybe more. I'll put a tape on it. There was one top plate that didn't get reused. It was built into the new radiator. Everything fit perfectly.
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I'm anxious to see if it helps with over heating issues as I have some. My Jeep does, I mean.

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