AntiFreeze turning brown
Sorry in advance that this is so long...
A little while back i noticed that coolant in my radiator had turned to brown rust color. I thought it meant that I needed a good flush so I went to the local EZ Lube and had the system flushed. When they were done the fluid was still brown. They claimed that the radiator was rusted out and there was nothing they could do. Not long after this I was driving on the highway and it started overheating. I pulled over and the jeep had spewed fluid all over the place. I assumed that the "rusty" radiator had given up and I bought a new one. I flushed the system and ran a garden hose through it until it sprayed clean instead of brown. It had been running fine for about 4 months but yesterday it started to overheat again. I took off the radiator cap and sure enough all brown again. Not only is the fluid brown but it is also caking up with something. The radiator cap has some crusted caked on substance that looks like mud all around it. I noticed that the overflow bottle was still green so I pulled the overflow hose and it is so caked with this substance that the fluid cannot even flow through the tube.
After searching around the forum I am starting to think that I have a blown headgasket that is leaking oil into my cooling system. Has anyone seen this happen before? Would an oil leak cause that caking problem in the hoses and around the cap? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
Merry Wacko Jeep Club Member #William Shatner
95', 4.0, 4" Rusty Lift, 33" Pro Comp AT's, Quick Release II Mirror, Pavement ends flip-top, Alpine deck, bazooka amp, sony 10" sub.
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