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Discussion Starter · #262 · (Edited)
Went out for an easy drive today and logged transmission temps in 22C-27C ambient.

From cold start with some city/highway mix it took 15mins to get up to 65C, then another 10mins to get to 80C.

At idle in a parking lot, when coolant temp hits 105C the fan starts up and runs until temps reach 95C. Transmission temps rose to 87C then dropped to 82C (allowed for two full cycles)

In low density 78C-82C. High density 82C-85C. Temps rose at stoplights and acceleration and drop at cruise.

Highway, at a constant speed of 110kph(~70mph) temps hovered between 74C-77C.

Because the thermostat is plumbed post cooler, when radiator temps are +80C fluid passing through the radiator will be heated up to +80C causing the thermostat to bypass fluid before the transmission is fully up to operating temp. Logs shown that up to 50*C the transmission temp seemed to climb steadily then slowed down once the engine coolant is above 80C.

Transmission temperature readings taken through torque pro are not correct readings. You need VIDA to read the temperature sensor.

I'll take a few more logs for the interested to compare, should be towing my trailer in the a few weeks so I'll try to log that event, maybe with a graph (suggestions on PIDs?).

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Took some to to fix up the thermostat mounting and hose routing.

The Final Product


Thermostat is mounted firmly in place using an 4-11/16 electrical box cover, 1/4" 20 bolts to mount the thermostat, and self drilling screws in the frame. All hoses and the thermostat clear the splash guard very nicely.

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Took some to to fix up the thermostat mounting and hose routing.

The Final Product


Thermostat is mounted firmly in place using an 4-11/16 electrical box cover, 1/4" 20 bolts to mount the thermostat, and self drilling screws in the frame. All hoses and the thermostat clear the splash guard very nicely.

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So handy to have a picture reference to do mine.

How did you mount the thermostat to the plate? Did yours come with some kind of mounting holes?

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Oh siz son. Got me some winter wheels!



They'll need new rubbers (stock XC90), hub rings, and I'll be painting them black!

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Yesssssssss.

Good move. Satchel approves of this message.
 

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How is the kit coming along? Do you like it and where did you pick it up? Lots of questions. You sure love your ride. It is hard to keep up with you.😎😎😎
 

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I bench tested the kit before install and found that pump is defective right out of the box... Seller will have a new one for me by Tuesday. Glad I didn't have it all installed.

The kit looks alright and we'll put together. I'm not going to document a complete DIY install, but I'll snap pics of everything.
 

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Discussion Starter · #277 ·
What I plan to run in the system.



Turbo Power -40*C Windsheild Washer Fluid
http://www.recochem.com/products/turbo_power_washer_fluid/windshield_washer_40c

-40*C is at least 43% methanol by weight, costs less than $3CDN a gallon at HD, and really, "Turbo Power", it's in the name .

I can't get a direct reference to, but the manufacturer, Recochem, also produces Turbo Power Deionized Water so I assume that is used in solution and would be safe to inject ?

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Discussion Starter · #278 · (Edited)
Got the new pump and tested it!


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Pump locations. The manual states to install it in an area that will not come into direct contact with water/mud/debris. Thinking if I cut away a bit of the splash guard in this location, with some added protection it should be fine.





But I'll save the install for another day, too damn hot to work on cars today.

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Discussion Starter · #279 · (Edited)
Went on a canoe trip about 2 weeks ago and drove the XC down a really rough access trail, mainly an uneven dirt road for 30km with some really rough spots. Had to drive down the road 4 times which put a lot of stress on the vehicle. When I got out and on to the roads the XC had a new clunk and some squeaks. The squeaks were easily resolved as it was just some heatsheilds, swaybar bushings, and one radiator mount. The knocking is coming from a front end link.

This would be the second front link to go in the past 25k mi of having IPD swaybars. First set of front end links was an IPD HD installed with the bars (replaced both fronts), second set is Myley HD. I also suspect the rears have started clunking, but I have not thoroughly inspected them.

I've ordered a full set of Moog endlinks through rockauto



Off the bat, what I like. Wrench flats, grease zerks, and larger diameter rod. They come pre-greased with what seems like plain blue grease. Will pump in some moly grease before install. Hopefully "The Problem Solver" hold up to it's name.

Food for thought
Because of the increased ride height (higher center of gravity) of the XC, rigid swaybars, rough roads/hard corners, and the fact that I have my XC quite loaded most of the time puts a lot of stress on the ball joints. Unsure if my constant premature failures is caused by excessive stress or just poor quality.

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Do you have part numbers for the endlinks? They look pretty beefed up.
 
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