first off, I am a new member and am glad to see a group that can help troubleshoot stuff. I am pretty mech. inclined but would like some advice from some of you other jeepers.
I have a 94 wrangler while camping my water pump went out at the time I thought I got to it in time but after replacing the water pump with a new one (reverse wtr pump) it still got hot. After using a meat thermometer I discovered my guage wasn't accurate all. water just pours into my overflow after it gets warm. Also my radiator got alot of metal in it when the pump went out. it has rotting fins anyway so Im sure I need to replace it, but was wondering if you guy's think it might have taken a head gasket or something.
Ive looked for the obvious signs. no water in the oil, no loss of power, no smoke. just overheats there are a few bubbles that enter the resevoir when the coolent does.
I even put my hand over the radiator to see if it preassurizes instantly . no luck there either.
any advice you have would be appreciated. Just got new swampers that are itchin for some Indiana mud.