I will tell you a funny (
) story about my jeep and his driver (that's me
Few days ago I was on my holiday with my wife and a lot of stuff, plus some friends (with their cars or 4x4's), 400km away from home. At a certain moment I've noticed that the engine was overheating and the "check gauges" has lit (together with the beep warning). At this moment, me, in my extreme wisdom
, I thought that if I will let the engine idle, it will cool down (notice that I pretend not to be stupid - well, most of the times, this is my 5-th car and I have +300k km "at the steering wheel"). Of course it dind't cool down but, instead, the radiator simply "exploded" (the upper plastic part was spread wide open fom one side to another), without prior notice.
I have learned few things (that I want to share with you
1. When you have the "pull up"warning (you know, like in the planes, the GPWS system - the one that the Polish pilots that were carying the president, ignored and crashed
), you should listen to it and do what the common sense asks you: pull over and stop the engine, waiting for it to cool;
2. Jeep radiators are totally crap: instead of releasing pressure by the overpressure valve into the cap (via the expansion vessel), it just exploded (few seconds before I was to open the hood to allow it to cool - lucky me
So, when the Jeep tells you something, you should listen to it and, also, from time to time, check for the pressure valve ion the cap (or replace the cap).
I will tell you tomorrow, how did I manage to get home on the wheels (without changing the radiator