My TJ has about 165,000 miles and leaking water from the rear and front of the engine so I know the end is near. I was wanting some of your experiences with rebuilding or replacing, which one do you think is a better option?
Brief History, The radiator was replaced 2 years agao and the water pump was replaced last year. About a month ago I began smelling antifreeze, I could not find a leak but could smell it. Then it began pushing water out of the reservoir container but it never ran hot. I replaced the radiator cap and that solved it until Saturday. Now it has water leaking out of the flywheel cover and somewhere on the front of the motor but still not running hot.
Trace back where the coolant is leaking from and let us know exactly where it is coming from (pictures would be nice). It doesn't sound like your engine is going out ... just a leak that can be fixed easily (easier that rebuilding the engine and a LOT cheaper).
98 TJ 4.7 Stroker!!! Unichip tuner, HPD30/D44, 4.56, Detroit Locker in rear axle, 3.25RC SL, 1.25BL, 1MML, 35x12.50x15, Cager Softs 15x8, XRC10 winch, Rancho 9000XL shocks with wireless remote