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11-19-2012 01:27 PM
sakicnut
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Originally Posted by KaiserJeep
With a plastic endcap on the stock radiator, it's easy to overtighten that hose. New radiator time, get an all-aluminum radiator. Avoid brass radiators.
It is a new radiator
I'm thinking the hose is too short
11-19-2012 11:46 AM
KaiserJeep With a plastic endcap on the stock radiator, it's easy to overtighten that hose. New radiator time, get an all-aluminum radiator. Avoid brass radiators.
11-19-2012 08:55 AM
sakicnut It was coming from the upper radiator hose and it need to be tightened... Well now it's pouring out of that hose...
11-05-2012 10:14 PM
tbensor
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Originally Posted by sakicnut View Post
Well yesterday we tighten up all the raditor hoses and no leaks at all yesterday... Drove it around quite a bit after that too. Drive it too school this morning and their is fluid everywhere on the front end.. Their is a coolant smell but that is from where the rest of the left over coolant burned off. But now i'm worried that the leak is somewhere major now..

If their is coolant on the front end mine was coming from the hose that connects to the filler neck. Put a clamp on it. If that doesn't fix then the radiator is leaking.
10-30-2012 03:02 PM
cpainter56 My bet is your blowing it out your tailpipe. Head gasket thirty.
10-30-2012 10:07 AM
Johnnymoto First of all, and it may sound too obious, NEVER REMOVE THE CAP WHEN HOT !!! And never add water to the radiator with the engine hot ( that will damage the engine, believe it !!!!!
If I`m not wrong, if your system has a leak, the overflow bottle will not serve any purpose if its full because if there is no vacuum due to the leak, the water can not go to the radiator when needed the most, so keep looking until you find the leak because it will cost you $$$$$$ later. Do like the others say, check for a vapor when engine is hot at night with a flashlight, you will see the vapor somewhere. If the smell is not inside the Jeep, dont worry about the Heater Core for now. If you are loosing it, it is going somewhere, look for drips on the floor with the engine running hot, replace the radiator cap ( when cold ) with a known good one and make sure the rubber seal is clean-clean and that the mouth seal ring is perfectly smooth. Check your tail pipe engine running, does it smell funny, yes, run to a mechanic. Check the oil, is it gold or black, ok, is it milky or brown, run to a mechanic. Anywho, don`t stop until you find the leak, you will save tons of money and a bad day from happening. If you can`t find it yet, keep asking....keep looking.
10-30-2012 09:45 AM
jherrington You can't put uv dye in coolant like they do engine oil?
10-30-2012 08:08 AM
tbensor check the overflow hose where it connects to the filler neck on the radiator. Mine was leaking from there after I replaced the radiator. Drove me nuts untill I found it. Seems like the new radiator has a slightly smaller opening so the hose was not tight. Since there was no hose clamp on it I added one and all is good now.
10-30-2012 07:41 AM
crallscars
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Originally Posted by jherrington View Post
As long as your radiator and bottle are full, there is nothing to worry about.

True, but my expansion tank has to be refilled every couple of weeks
10-29-2012 10:03 AM
jherrington
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Originally Posted by sakicnut
Well yesterday we tighten up all the raditor hoses and no leaks at all yesterday... Drove it around quite a bit after that too. Drive it too school this morning and their is fluid everywhere on the front end.. Their is a coolant smell but that is from where the rest of the left over coolant burned off. But now i'm worried that the leak is somewhere major now..
As long as your radiator and bottle are full, there is nothing to worry about.
10-29-2012 10:00 AM
sakicnut Well yesterday we tighten up all the raditor hoses and no leaks at all yesterday... Drove it around quite a bit after that too. Drive it too school this morning and their is fluid everywhere on the front end.. Their is a coolant smell but that is from where the rest of the left over coolant burned off. But now i'm worried that the leak is somewhere major now..
10-25-2012 09:35 PM
tbensor I just replaced my radiator and experienced simular issues. Mune was leaking at the overflow tube where it connects to the cap. Put a clamp on it and problem seems to be solved.
10-25-2012 05:41 PM
sakicnut From what I gather by engine coolant on my fan I believe I need a new radiator cap.. When I squeeze my top radiator hose a little bit of coolant comes outta the cap.. Gonna replace it and see if it fixes before my wheelin trip
10-22-2012 03:11 PM
sevenservices I had one where the overflow had a crack in the bottom. Once it got hot, it would seep out and run down the frame. Very hard to find, it wasn't until I took the overflow out that I could see it discolored and cracked on the bottom side.
10-22-2012 02:54 PM
AbsolutCaptain Try checking the under side of your hood. And also the top gasket of the radiator. I had a similar problem. Turned out the replacement radiator had a bad seal and it was slowly leaking out and burning up and evaporating. So I also had no visible leaks.
10-22-2012 01:09 PM
fourty4magjr
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Originally Posted by neil f. View Post
don't assume it is either one until you get it checked.
x2
10-22-2012 12:10 PM
Neil F. Don't assume it is either one until you get it checked.
10-22-2012 12:07 PM
Blind Dog
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Originally Posted by sakicnut View Post
Better than replacing the head
The part is cheaper, but the labor is intensive.
10-22-2012 12:02 PM
sakicnut
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Originally Posted by Evpjr
Better start looking for a new heater core, sounds like you might need one1

Better than replacing the head
10-22-2012 09:36 AM
Evpjr Better start looking for a new heater core, sounds like you might need one1
10-22-2012 09:31 AM
sakicnut Woke up and drove it too school this morning and no coolant was gone from the bottle like it normally was.. But it seems as if something else is leaking
10-22-2012 05:14 AM
Neil F. You can have a minor leak that only shows up when the system is pressurized and evaporates when it's hot. You can have the system pressure tested or better have UV dye added to the system Most auto shops have it. The you come back in a couple days and they hit it with a black light. It shows up clear as can be exactly where it is leaking.
10-21-2012 10:24 PM
jherrington Park your jeep on an upslope to aid the air to come out. Open the radiator cap, the actual radiator cap.(while the engine is cold) and see if you're low on coolant. Fill up with 50/50 mix of water an coolant. Crank it up with the cap still off for a minute or so, then continue filling the radiator. It should "burp" the air out of the system, provided their is air in there.
10-21-2012 08:34 PM
sakicnut
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Originally Posted by grunt0311 View Post
can you explain this procedure, i to recently replaced my radiator.. havn't noticed a problem with losing fluid, i just have had to keep adding some to my overflow container.
see that's what's happening to me too
10-21-2012 08:24 PM
grunt0311
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Originally Posted by jherrington View Post
When you replaced all of that, did you correctly burp the air out of the coolant lines/engine block?
can you explain this procedure, i to recently replaced my radiator.. havn't noticed a problem with losing fluid, i just have had to keep adding some to my overflow container.
10-21-2012 08:19 PM
LoneHowler You could be loosing through steam.
My old ford explorer looses coolant regularly but no drips. Get it real hot at night, then open up the hood with a flashlight to find your steam leak
10-21-2012 08:14 PM
sakicnut
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Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn

When you say " i noticed about every week i lose all my enigne coolant!" do you mean ALL of your coolant is gone or just the overflow bottle? There's a big difference especially when you just had the system drained and filled.
Coolant bottle*
10-21-2012 08:13 PM
sakicnut Yeah overflow bottle against radiator
10-21-2012 08:06 PM
crallscars
I use coolant too.

I have to refill my coolant tank about once a month, I have a new radiator, replaced all the hoses, thermostat & gasket, and water pump.

I can smell the coolant outside the jeep after a long drive, but I can't find a leak anywhere. No bubbles in the radiator, no white smoke from the tail pipe, runs excellent, oh and my carpet is dry.

Been using this much water for the past 80,000 to 100,000 miles
10-21-2012 08:04 PM
SeVeReDiStOrTiOn
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Originally Posted by sakicnut View Post
I had the engine coolant filled up past the fill mark line and now it's fell below it again. All i did was turn it on and drove it about 10 yards.. Wasn't even on for more thatn 45 seconds??
When you say " i noticed about every week i lose all my enigne coolant!" do you mean ALL of your coolant is gone or just the overflow bottle? There's a big difference especially when you just had the system drained and filled.
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