went to lunch today (actually to the bolt supply house, no lunch) and when i got out of the Yj there was a pretty decent puddle of antifreeze accumulating on the ground. i could watch it dripping pretty bad. like it was gushing and left a good sized puddle. went into the store anyways, got my bolts and came out and it looks like its stopped.
first impression was the thermostat housing as this has happened to me before. however, upon inspection, it looks like the tstat housing is relatively dry. it could be coming from beneath that , or the top of the housing.
the only thing wet on the front of the engine is what looks like the timing chain cover.
now, real question is that the waterpump that gave up the ghost or another tstat housing issue? i dont' really care because i have replacements for both, but whats perplexing is it stopped.
i droveback to the office, and aran the jeep for 5 mins in parking lot. not a drop. pulled the rad cap and it spit fluid at me.........
weird or is this common? like, not a drip underneath it now...........
in response to the typical questions, no i havne't added coolant lately, i've not touched anything on the cooling system since april and driven maybe 3000k. wheeled it all summer etc, no drips.
engine is out of an XJ and pump was the one off my YJ when i did the swap. so i do have the old water pump kicking around and it'd be easy to swap and then i have an excuse to goto an electrical fan