Originally Posted by dmadonna27
It seems to be losing coolant (I replaced that yesterday and this morning it lost a couple inches from the "full" line). I have been reading about it all day and seems like other users on here suggest that it is a rubber gasket issue. I have yet to trace it anywhere but hopefully I can do that in a week or so.
it is possible that when you did the coolant, you burped the system to where it runs at an "OK" status, but could still have some minor bubbles lingering. are you checking the overflow tank when it's cold or warmed up?
my tank does show a couple inches below "FULL" when cold, but never goes any lower. it does go over by a half inch when warm, but this doesn't prompt to add anymore coolant.
if you were to pop the radiator cap off when the engine is cold, heater on full blast, and run it for about 10-15 minutes until the temps are at around 180-200 on the gauge, the coolant should remain just to the top of the radiator opening and just sort of dance up and down
. some might surge out, so be cautious when standing near the front end as the fan will sling coolant all over. keep a water hose at the ready, making sure to wash or rinse away the overflow.
if you can get it to stay in the radiator with the cap off when it's fully warmed up, you can go ahead and cap it and continue to fill the overflow tank a little at a time over the course of a couple of days. but if you find yourself repeatedly adding coolant, you may have a blown head gasket if leaking is not evident.
oh, and jeeps like to do this thing where you're driving down the road at break-neck speeds (55-or-so-mph) and scare the piss outta you by having their own little seizures in the steering wheel...BE ADVISED
and btw, welcome to the male version of the wife's book club