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Unread 01-11-2013, 04:40 PM   #46
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never heard of blue coolant, sounds like you're looking in the washer fluid bottle
Used mainly with motorcycles and ATV's. Subaru uses blue coolant.

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Unread 01-11-2013, 05:10 PM   #47
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just do what I do anytime I get a new to me vehicle. I bleed it dry, then force feed it new fluids. I trust no one. Diffs, brakes, coolant, brakes, steering, trans, transfer case, even new headlight fluid. I change the muffler bearings and the flux capacitor if it's over 50,000 miles. The next 500 miles will dictate if you bought lemonade or a lemon.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 06:35 PM   #48
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So my coolant is green. But the fanta stuff is definitely orange and has no smell. And as you can kinda see my coolant is low.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 07:49 PM   #49
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maybe trans fluid.. hard to tell how orange that orange is. Take your jeep to the self serve car wash and blast the drivetrain. park it and trace where the leak is coming from. Looks almost like brand new motor oil or trans fluid. More of a soft tan/brown than orange.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 08:19 PM   #50
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maybe trans fluid.. hard to tell how orange that orange is. Take your jeep to the self serve car wash and blast the drivetrain. park it and trace where the leak is coming from. Looks almost like brand new motor oil or trans fluid. More of a soft tan/brown than orange.
So if its trams fluid what does that mean?
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Unread 01-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #51
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And why would trans fluid be coming from the engine bay?
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Unread 01-11-2013, 09:11 PM   #52
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Means you got a leak.. Not the end of the world. Most things leak a lil. Even I do. More so as I get older. Just like a jeep.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 09:32 PM   #53
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Means you got a leak.. Not the end of the world. Most things leak a lil. Even I do. More so as I get older. Just like a jeep.
My uncle said "we can go where ever we want so we can leak where ever we want."
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Unread 01-12-2013, 04:12 PM   #54
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Do you guys recommend any jeep mechanics in San Diego? Just looking so I know who to go to for things I can't do. And I don't really want to go to a jeep dealer with their crazy prices
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Unread 01-12-2013, 04:42 PM   #55
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What are you looking to have done?
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Unread 01-12-2013, 04:52 PM   #56
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What are you looking to have done?
I was told I have a worn connecting rod and I have a few leaks I want to get looked at. I just want somebody I can trust if something big goes wrong
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Unread 01-12-2013, 05:08 PM   #57
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How do you know you have a worn connecting rod? Is your engine knocking or running crappy? How many miles? MIT (mechanically inclines technicians) near El Cajon can do you right. Im sure others can chime in and offer some good garage mechanics. Im decent but have now joined the apartment living jeep owning blues. I sure do miss a warm garage that i can actually DO stuff in and not just keep my baby hidden from thieves.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #58
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He was telling me about a rod that connects the front axle to the chassis. He wasn't talking about the engine at all.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 05:50 PM   #59
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Dude, a connecting rod joins your crank to your piston. If your talking about a control arm thats your suspension and COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. Yeah, you may need to start taking your jeep to a mechanic....assuming you cant find a leak or know the difference between a connecting rod and a control arm. just saying... Glad to see you've joined the jeep community, now start reading up...and as for the person who told you that you have a worn connecting rod.... get new friends.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 06:04 PM   #60
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Yeah I need to learn I'm just passing on what he said. Like I said any recommendations?
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