Post by WDE_Reeper on Jan 12, 2015 15:35:58 GMT -5
Sorry for the delay. I am not dead. I didn't go up in a ball of Reeper flame. Between work, buying a house, and life in general I haven't had much free time.
I did in fact get the overheating problem fixed. After using the vacuum tool several times, I still had a problem. Pulled the water pump and it seemed ok. Replaced the Thermostat and we were in business. One thing I will make note of is that in addition to putting a shroud over the top of the radiator, when I installed the lift it allowed for the relocation of the radiator so that it is leaning forward. It only required drilling two holes and welding two pieces of pipe. I can't make it overheat now. I will post pictures tomorrow.
Post by WDE_Reeper on Jan 14, 2015 11:52:10 GMT -5
Outstanding. between the suspension and 1" spacers, I tried to roll the Reeper (DON'T TRY IT YOURSELVES. I'M AN IDIOT)with no luck. I was cutting donuts while flying off terraces sideways (AGAIN, ITS WORTH NOTING NOT TO DO THAT. I'M AN IDIOT). I was able to run trails at speeds that would have killed me last year. I have a buddy who is allowed to drive the Reeper and after he took it for a spin, he said "Holy $@!%, what have you done to this thing? It rides awesome!" so it isn't just me who noticed the difference.
Post by underdog09 on Aug 31, 2017 20:19:28 GMT -5
I recently acquired a very used 2012 Reeper. Had it delivered from back east. When it arrived it was leaking coolant, I couldn't tell exactly where it was coming from, but new from reading posts on this forum I was probably going to have issues getting it to cool properly. After determining it was leaking from the water pump area, I ordered a pump from JD. And a vacuum fill kit. Changed the pump and vacuumed the system. It overheated, drain, repeat, no good, still overheated. Tried everything everybody was trying on the forum wasn't having any luck. In my search on the web for Information on overheating and generally anything about the Reeper, I downloaded a owner's manual for a Discovery, while I was reading through it I came upon a section on refilling the cooling system. It mentioned after filling the system to open the air bleeder screw on the thermostat housing. Of course Reepers don't have a bleeder screw. Long story short, mine now has one. Filled the system, bled the system at the thermostat, started the engine and it works. Temp gauge Runs right in the middle. Don't know if this is a fix or an anomaly. Just thought I'd share.
I would believe that is a liable fix. The air gets trapped in the water pump and the system has trouble purging itself. Your bleeder will allow the air to escape upward without having to be forced through the whole system and out the radiator. Great find! Post some pics so others can see.
Post by underdog09 on Sept 2, 2017 19:35:58 GMT -5
Hope this works, I've never uploaded an image before, still trying to figure out how to use this forum. Anyway here is a picture of the bleeder I installed. Make sure you place it where it doesn't interfere with the coil bracket and bolt. It is a close fit.