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Unread 09-30-2010, 01:47 PM   #16
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If you do not like how I post then put me on your ignore list.

BTW, your inaccurate in name calling "jsawduste" starts with a small "j" and ends with an "e".

This guy has spent more money in mechanic fee`s and coolant then what the hoses could of ever cost him. Even his "mechanic" told him that he should replace the hoses. Seems he replaced the radiator and cap but elected not to replace hoses. The first hose was replaced with one from a junkyard.....

Show me the common sense here ?

Now he comes whining to JF and wants a miracle cure. Waste of bandwidth.
I think you're a bit confused. Where did I say I changed the hose with one from a junkyard? I replaced the hose with a brand new one, not an old one. Mechanic fees? Nope, never went to one, just called one up after this ordeal to get his opinion. Who said I'm looking for a miracle cure? I just want to know the logistics and seeing if it could be another problem I might not have thought about or something that went over my head. Common sense has to do with general knowledge that every human being should know, not something that has to do with automobile radiator technicalities.

All BS aside, I'm picking up all brand new radiator hoses today from NAPA, I already changed my t-stat and rad cap after I replaced the radiator so those should be good. Going to do a full on flush, and hopefully, everything will be all cherry.

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Unread 09-30-2010, 02:33 PM   #17
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gezz jsaweduste, i hope i never have to ask you anything. we were all noobs once and some of us still are with certain things, myself included
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Unread 09-30-2010, 03:03 PM   #18
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A bit ago, I had a problem where my radiator went bust. I changed it out for a used one at a junker.
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A day later the hose going from the heater to the engine burst. I changed that one out and now a week later, the lower radiator hose just burst. What is going on? A mechanic told me, that when I changed out the radiator I should've changed every hose out, which I now plan on doing, but damn, how could this have happened?
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I think you're a bit confused. Where did I say I changed the hose with one from a junkyard? I replaced the hose with a brand new one, not an old one. Mechanic fees? Nope, never went to one, just called one up after this ordeal to get his opinion. Who said I'm looking for a miracle cure? I just want to know the logistics and seeing if it could be another problem I might not have thought about or something that went over my head. Common sense has to do with general knowledge that every human being should know, not something that has to do with automobile radiator technicalities.

All BS aside, I'm picking up all brand new radiator hoses today from NAPA, I already changed my t-stat and rad cap after I replaced the radiator so those should be good. Going to do a full on flush, and hopefully, everything will be all cherry.
I stand corrected. As shown in the above bold.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 07:51 PM   #19
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If I was you, I would suck it up and bring the radiator to a specialist who repairs them. Ask him to "boil it out" and clean it up. In my neck of the woods, they charge $ 80. It is money well spent! From there, you know where you stand and you know it checks out. Replacing all cooling lines is obvious to those who work on vehicles. If you are new to it, it isn't. When you are just starting out and on a budget, you try to get away with as little as possible. When you have actually had to repair vehicles in the field or along the highway in your church clothes, you tend to look at things differently. Think of it like this: All cooling lines are receiving the same "wear and tear". Replace them all. As mentioned previously, once the hose's integrity is compromised, it is just an accident waiting to happen... and it will happen at the most inconvenient time imaginable. You received some good advice from other forum members. I would listen to it and drive on.

The more you begin to look at the jeep not as parts, but as a vehicle with systems, you will be on your way to be a "shade tree" mechanic, even if you are on a tight budget.

Take care,
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Unread 09-30-2010, 08:31 PM   #20
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I agree with hose maintenance. But I blew the tank of a $300 radiator because the overflow hose was clogged. The way I found it is I nearly blew the new radiator I put on. The cap and all the hoses were new, and is probably why they withstood the pressure.

In messing with cars and trucks for more than 40 years, this was a first for me. I immediately checked every overflow hose on the place that day when I found the problem.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 08:40 PM   #21
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gezz jsaweduste, i hope i never have to ask you anything. we were all noobs once and some of us still are with certain things, myself included
My comments are based towards folks who, though common sense, should know better. Even a total newbie should have learned basic skills from school on problem solving. The internet is a fabulous tool to learn from. But if you cannot at least try to help yourself then why should we bow to there level and hold their hand ? I encourage self research rather then simply hand holding.

Example
While I am VERY good with electrical.

I could`nt wire up a stereo and amp without doing some research. Crossovers, impedance and such is Greek to me. But I am smart enough to do a little searching. Look for the answers to my questions and learn. Only after I`ve exhausted my search efforts would I ask a question. While it might be a dumb question........I would have at least researched beforehand.

Here is an example of an intelligent question from a total newbie.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/w.../#post10211516

He at least tried to describe his dilemma to the best of his ability. Made observations on on how the part seems to work and was eager to help himself.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 10:54 AM   #22
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o.k. you know what my Grandfather said?? and it really applies here, "If you can't say anything nice keep your mouth shut and don't say anything at all"

Now onto the other guy don't feel bad I changed the radiator and hoses and fan on my ex wife's '98 Grand Caravan, before it could pass Maryland Inspection, The Mechs. said all the hoses were good except for the top of the radiator which was leaking, and caused the cooling fans to seize up. after I did all that work in replacing the radiator hoses and fans. 2 days later she started having another coolent leak, this time it was the water pump, I changed that and the thermostat, 2 days later it had another leak this time it was a hidden special L shaped bypass hose under the throttle body. I had no idea that it was there so her dad was down visiting form upstate ny and we took it to a shop to find out where it was leaking and cost 130.00 just to fix that stupid special hose that you can't buy anywhere except from a dealer, Napa couldn't even get that hose for 3 days and thatsmall 6" L shaped hose was 25.00.
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Unread 08-11-2011, 05:03 AM   #23
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That flush fitting that you install to flush the system is great in that it makes it easy to flush the system and you can use it to purge the system of air.
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Unread 08-11-2011, 06:59 AM   #24
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A bit ago, I had a problem where my radiator went bust. I changed it out for a used one at a junker. A day later the hose going from the heater to the engine burst. I changed that one out and now a week later, the lower radiator hose just burst. What is going on? A mechanic told me, that when I changed out the radiator I should've changed every hose out, which I now plan on doing, but damn, how could this have happened?
I had this exact thing happen to me. I found one hose had a manufacture date stamped on it. It was 19 years old. I am guessing here, but it felt to me like all the hoses were original to the Jeep. After the second hose blew I replaced all of them.
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