03, is the front of the motor "hotter" than the back? have TDR westach gauges and the sender for this up front off the tstat housing.
dummy gauge sits in the middle, never moves. fans never engage on their own (when I look or listen at a stop, but do both work with AC on. wire mod so they both run
sometimes the temp on the gauge will be 190 all day long.
other times (same ambient but AC off) temp sits at 220-225 on the gauge. no fans on.
AC blows about 60-70 never really gets colder. 90-95 ambient. it can get to 38* but only if it is sitting and not very hot/just started. compressor sometimes will cycle on and off every 5 seconds on the HWY making it surge and blow hot, warm, hot, warm air.
PWR radiator, tdr IC, shrouding all there afaik
looking at pictures, 180* tstat.
im thinking about ordering the fm shroud and getting some more powerful fans than they offer.
but before I do, what else should I look for? is airflow that crappy behind the TDR ic? never had an issue with my old 96 with old style FM ic, AC blew really cold all the time. and it had a factory metal tank radiator.
bad head gasket?
Ideas? its too freaking hot and I want my AC back.