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post #1 of 3 Old 12-31-2012, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
chadschroeder01
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Antifreeze Smell/ Temp Gauge

Hi, I have actually been dealing with this for almost 2 years. (i mean the coolant smell and trying to figure it out)

Basically i smell coolant. I am not seeing very much coolant loss. But its not my everyday driver. I have replaced the Radiator with a Griffin solid aluminum one, both hoses and the Rad Cap. I have no smell inside the Jeep, no signs in the oil or exhaust.

But just recently, my temp gauge started going from the center dot (210) to a little bit over, then moves to under 210 a little then back. Then it will stay there for a couple of miles or so then start moving again.

I have seen a little coolant on the radiator above the lower hose, before i replaced the radiator the coolant was on the other side.

I am currently (as i write this) pressure testing the TJ. Its i guess what you'd call a warm pressure test. I did release the pressure, coolant is warm, engine is warm. I am losing pressure very slowly. I think that is normal while its cooling down? (correct me if i am wrong)

Non the less i am not seeing any obvious leakage.

I am planning on doing a cold test when its been off for a while.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-31-2012, 10:15 AM
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Coolant on the lower hose is usually either a hose problem or the water pump leaking out the weep hole on the bottom of the pump.

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post #3 of 3 Old 12-31-2012, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant on the lower hose is usually either a hose problem or the water pump leaking out the weep hole on the bottom of the pump.
To clarify, I don't have coolant on the lower hose. Its above the hose, on the radiator between the fan shroud and the radiator. Sorry

Also, i am not saying your wrong because i can't check the weep hole because i can't get to it. But i have been dealing with this since 6/2011 and if it was the water pump it seems like it should have went out by now?

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