Under the hood is very hot!

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New member here from SA Tx. I was curious if anyone has opened the hood and felt the extreme heat from the engine components? Also I felt a lot of heat where the front fenders attach to the Jeep. Is this a common characteristic of a 6.4 Hemi?
 
It is very hot when you open the hood, I had a SRT 8 Challenger that was no way as hot as the Jeep 392. a lotta engine in a tight space. I'm sure as the offroad vendors catch up with the 392, they will make something that will help with heat reduction, AEV has a heat reduction hood for other non 392 models. My winch cables get hot enough to make the insulation feel soft!
 
Another fellow here had the inner fender melt to the point of touching the tire (warranty fixed it) I've been doing mountain roads scouting for elk sign in ambient temperatures around 75 degrees going 5 to 15 mph. So far so good, oil and transmission read very warm but no issues yet.
 
I am considering adding a manual override fan switch
 
I took it for a spin at the local hills in about 95 degree temps and played for about 1.5 hr. No issues so far.
 
I agree it’s very hot under the hood. I have also noticed the floor pan inside the cab under driver and passenger foot Wells getting very warm. I have not checked it with a infrared thermometer but they really need to add some reflective material in that area. The engine is tucked so close to the firewall that area is bound to get hot. I took mine for an 8 hour straight trip and could not believe how warm the floorboard in the front was.
 
TAZER MINI IN ITS MOST RECENT FIRMWARE UPDATE HAS ADDED A NEW FEATURE. IT IS A LIVE FUNCTION WHICH MEANS THE DRIVER CAN TURN IT ON AND OFF AT A STOP LIGHT BY SIMPLY TOUCHING A COUPLE OF THE STEERING WHEEL BUTTONS.

THEY CLAIM IT WAS ADDED FOR THE DIESEL BUT IS CLEARLY JUST AS CONVENIENT FOR THE 392-

IT ALLOWS THE OPERATOR TO ACTIVATE THE MOTORS FAN REGARDLESS IF THE THERMOSTAT CALLS FOR IT WHICH OBVIOUSLY CONTINUES TO MOVE AIR ACROSS THE MOTOR AND ULTIMATELY HELPS THE HEAT EXIT.

PROBLEM SOLVED- NEXT
 
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