Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: this little place called houston
Bronco Info: 1991 EB 5.8l E4OD manual 1356 lifted manual hubs sittin on 35's custom exhaust no smog still passes
wish i'd spotted this sooner. i've done loads of research into better radiators. believe it or not, radiator does make a difference but not as much as the tstat does. i used to have a 160 that the previous owner had installed and when the fans were working and no leaks were present the gauge stayed at the low end. this was running a 5.8 with the e4od and ac in the summer in houston. had a blow out got a good 2 core radiator from oreilly and a 180 tstat. noticed it ran higher but then figured out it was the tstat after swapping the old one and then going back. even still the factory size 2 core radiator will keep my truck cool no matter whats going on. provided my fans are working. i can sit stuck in traffic for an hour in houston heat and the truck doesn't care a bit. well the transmission cared but its a finicky bitch anyways. just figured i'd offer my 2 cents on that.
bit by bit and piece by piece
part by part and bolt by bolt.
one day it will all be done.
and then i'll have to start over.