Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Western Buffalo, NY
Feedback: 2 reviews
I'm currently doing some research, and would like to know from the JK community the under hood temperatures. I did a search for it, but everything points to being coolant temperatures, it seems. I need the numbers for the ambient under hood temperature in as many scenarios as possible, looking for the average under hood temps, and the high extremes mainly. I would like to see the following answers from as many people as possible. Need the temps taken from as close to the hood as possible, preferably from several points. Can be taken with a temperature gun, an oven thermometer zip tied to the underside of the hood, or any other creative, but accurate way to get the readings.
Engine? Stock 3.8, Diesel (overseas), Hemi, etc
With or without fender liners?
What hood are you running, or using hood louvers?
OE or aftermarket radiator?
Outside Air Temp when readings were taken (close estimation is fine)
How you achieved the temperature? Wheeling, Heavy Traffic, Easy Commute, Idling?
Any other key points of possibly useful information would also be welcomed, the above is what I could think of off the top of my head.
Thank you in advance, and I am confident the majority of you will really like where and how this information will be applied.