Originally Posted by lucky7
so im in afghanistan right now and my wife calls me saying that the jeep (2008 jeep wrangler x 3.8L V6) has overheated and the engine is smoking. the area she described sounded like were the passenger side freeze plug closer to the fire wall is. im wondering (more so hoping) that maybe the plug might have sprung a leak since she has been reporting the anti-freeze levels going down for a while and now its pushing so much out and since its overheating it may be causeing the steam. could this be likely?
i would have her check the dipstick to see if it looks milky. if the oil is grey than its a blown head gasket which is commonly caused by overheating. especially if she drove for a distance with it over heating. if it were a freeze plug leaking that much coolant it would be on the ground around the vehicle most likeley. just some pointers.