Hello everyone, for those of you following along at home...
I bought an 87 YJ barely running
Cleaned carb tubes
Replaced fuel sending unit and soft lines
Replaced radiator, hoses and cap
So I started it up to see if there were any leaks. When it got to operating temps which it hasn't been that warm a lot since I've had it, it started smoking from the valve cover area. It also was making a campfire crackling noise and I can see some liquid (oil or coolant I'm figuring) bubbling a little bit from the valve cover area. I've seen white smoke before I thought maybe there was a little blowback that I have read about.
It's smoking from the drivers side, mostly from this end but it's also coming from the front too:
So while I'm tiring to get these photos all heck brakes loose, the coolant overflow tank springs a leak. Next the lid pops off and this loud humming noise started. I quickly turned of the Jeep and unhooked the battery but the noise kept going. I guess it was the coolant pressure. I have a pressure release radiator cap so I pulled the lever and boom... Mt. St Helens...
What am I doing wrong?