|06-04-2012 07:16 PM|
|05-28-2012 01:06 PM|
|05-28-2012 11:32 AM|
|05-28-2012 11:31 AM|
|Walkingstick||I've got 130k miles on my TJ's factory radiator. Recently flushed it. Going strong!|
|05-27-2012 11:35 PM|
|Amped||also didnt see page 2. lol|
|05-27-2012 11:33 PM|
cant help ya with your questions DrDonahue, and since they were from january i'm assuming you may have solved the problem anyway. I havent fixed mine yet either, i had a different thread where i asked a few questions about it. mostly answered my questions. although my rad leaks, it doesnt overheat. I just am between a rock and a hard places because i dont want to spend the money to begin with, and if i AM going to fix it, i'd rather throw an all metal beast in there that will cost me 300$. and that money isnt just laying around lately.
also cheers to a 7 year old thread. still not as old as my radiator though ..12 years 120000 miles and it just leaks a little.
|04-27-2012 11:33 PM|
|02-10-2012 02:16 AM|
|dystaan||I have replaced my radiator on my tj for the second time in 2 years, leaking between the tank and core|
|02-10-2012 01:00 AM|
|ERV98TJ||Well i had 173,000mi on the original radiator in my 98 TJ before I started noticing i had a slight leak on the bottom area between the fins and tank. Previous owner was using just plain water in the radiator - so the inside was pretty well rotted- (distilled water is always better in the mix). Decided to replace it with an all aluminum radiator- runs much cooler now! Best decision in my opinion- going aluminum!|
|01-20-2012 12:27 PM|
Anyways bringing this zombie thread back lol. My radiator is on it's last life I think. I just hit 130K on the stock radiator and it's going through coolant about once a month and to add to the issues, brown gunk it building up in it, not sure if it's a head gasket leaking oil into it or what. There's no puddle's underneath when park so not sure where it's leaking.
Also heat from the vents is luke warm, I have to keep the fan at 2 since at 1 I won't feel the heat and at 3 or higher, it's blowing too fast to feel the heat, just cool air...
Should I just replace the radiator or just the hoses (and thermostat) right now? How much should I expect a normal shop (read: not a dealership) to charge me for a radiator replacement?
Thanks fellow Jeepers
|08-02-2010 06:39 PM|
|530ktm||This thread is older than my radiator.|
|08-02-2010 06:34 PM|
|EdJonesJeeper||Purchased Champion Cooling 3 row and I'll post some pics for the install come Friday for "toys for rocks" saturday event.|
|07-14-2010 01:18 PM|
Mine started leaking about six months ago. I read somewhere to put some black pepper in it. They said the black pepper doesn't plug up the heater core, etc like most stop leaks, but it does stop the radiator from leaking. And it had some benefits to the system that I don't remember.
Since I didn't (and still don't) have the money to replace the radiator yet, I tried it. Hasn't leaked since, temp guage still shows the same temp, heater still works fine.
99 Sport w/105,000 mi and original radiator.
|04-06-2010 05:40 PM|
99 Sahara with radiator thats been leaking for 3 yrs. Everytime I put fluid in the overflow it drains out in a couple weeks. But has never gone hot and I drive 40+ miles every day. I like the racing radiator idea.
173k org miles, org radiator
|04-06-2010 04:02 PM|
Mine has a tiny leak and in winter when is cold I can hear a whistle.
I fixed with the Leak thing that they have at the autoparts store but only last ffor a six months.
I planing on getting an alluminum one. I think is a good $500 investment.
In the mean time I will just keep adding coolant once a month or twice a day if I go Off Roading!!!
BTW TJ has 135k and yes the radiator is the original.
|04-05-2010 12:30 AM|
|2003wranglerRHD||still have stock rad. with 160,000 miles and still going|
|12-12-2009 06:24 PM|
|wiper1015||My 99's radiator blew up a few months ago @ about 58K. I replaced it with an Autozone special.|
|07-19-2009 02:29 PM|
|07-19-2009 08:27 AM|
|islandmonkey||I was excited to come and see radiator work but admins just put a conversation here. I thought there would be pictures of radiator work or something.........|
|10-22-2007 11:26 AM|
|98TJ||FYI- I had a leak for a while on my 98 4L. problem was actually a little deeper than the radiator itself. The thermo was stuck in the closed position creating high pressure and heat in the top of the radiator. it actually rusted out the metal cap on the plastic radiator and was leaking from there. i would suggest to anyone replacing theirs to inspect or replace the thermo anyway. mine was like $10 for the 195degree thermo. also replace it during the day since 2am is not so fun.|
|09-27-2007 10:50 AM|
|dweebster||if you end up buying a new radiator check where its maid from cause i got one from thailand and it broke with in 3 months|
|09-26-2007 11:51 PM|
assume u fixed leak?
I had a leak on my 99 4.0 at about 40k. It was leaking from the top and they were able to fix it. 30k later it leaked again so I replaced it myself took about 3 hours.
|09-22-2007 12:55 AM|
well then i might as well also.
just got my 98 tj 4cyl and the next day my rads leakin all over the place. mileage at 147k. and btw that dang g-05 was hard to find. had to go to pep boys half an hour to next town and pay $12 a bottle!
|07-28-2007 05:57 PM|
Going back and reading threads is a good way to learn and catch up on the forum. IMO it's better than just posting away on a topic that has been covered numerous times.
Either way, it's all good...we're here to talk jeeps and old subjects are just as good as any!
|07-28-2007 05:16 PM|
|tlucier||Showin' my newb status...just realized I replied to a FAQ that is 2 years old.|
|07-28-2007 05:14 PM|
|tlucier||I've got an '01 TJ and mine started leaking at 42K miles. It was leaking at the plastic to metal connection. I replaced it with an aluminum Griffin radiator that I got from Novak Adapters. (www.novak-adapt.com) My Griffin radiator has a cooler in the bottom so I can run the engine oil through it. Still have to buy a kit to make that happen.|
|06-21-2005 05:43 PM|
|Buster||Mine started to leak at about 82k on my 99TJ, so I just replaced it...didn't seem worth screwing around with it. My wife's is still OEM on her 97TJ with about 75k on it...my .02|
|06-15-2005 11:02 AM|
|Lugnut||Check with DPGOFFROAD. They have some good deals on replacement radiators. Several members of our club have gotten radiators from them.|
|06-08-2005 03:32 PM|
|khenderson||thanks guys.....i tried to make it on a road trip, but it blew up on me. replaced it with a stock one and found that the other had a HUGE crack along the underside of the top cap. but all is good now and my baby is no longer sick.|
|06-08-2005 12:43 PM|
|LArry200TJ||I have the leak on both 2000 Tjs one is at 60k and the other at 50k, after looking around on other sites it seems to be a common problem. I got replys that the top and bottom are plastic held to the metal core by tabs bent over, they lossen up over time (short time) and can be bent back a little tighter but they will loosen up again through normal expansion and contraction, I have not tried to bend them back fearing I'll crack the plastic. Thus a recorse is to replace the OEM plastic one an inexpensive site I was directed to (raditorbarn.com) sales 2 and 3 core rads about 130 and 160 I think and shipping is included. Not a bad price considering some Ive seen at 2-3 hundred others gave good review of the place I have not yet bought one trying to get evry mile out of the old ones.|
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