The Jeep XJ Podcast Show Notes
So what I did is I bought a $30 head gasket repair kit basically it additive out throw it in now with that date is it stop darling he overheated like three times. Also we have used two things JB Weld high temperature partially got the freeze plug fixed. Now we were still leaking we’re still overheating or still running rough, so I have done a complete coolant system flush. I have also added a oil change, block sealer and also am installing a trans cooler.Radiator hose Jan, Oil Pressure switch, Spark plugs air Filter FEB 2021 Water Pump March Blower motor resistor march March 29th Wheel Hub Heater Core Inlet Hose and U Joint, Windshield Washer Pump June 2021 April Wheel Hub #2 Dust Shields.
The heat didn’t work at all basically during the cold winter months, but my Jeep atleast ran well and can travel up to 50 or more miles one way without issue. Check out that post below and also https://gainzmedia.com/JeepXJ will now be home to all my Jeep Cherokee XJ related posts.
Added a Boom Mic Stand to the Studio
So if you seen my last post, the coolant leak is gone the freeze plug is handled now via additives and JB Weld until I am forced to do it and the head gasket. In the previous 2 maybe 3 weeks I have been able to drive up to 5 miles before any issues like overheating occurred. Then it would stall even in the middle of the road until it cooled down.
Ive been obsessed with the concept of the head gasket or valve cover leak. Except my oil has zero antifreeze in it and I did a flush and the water came out as clean and majestic as the great lakes. So today I tried something different I burped my cooling system for the first time. What I discovered was the lime away I thought was out was really just blocked or in an air pocket. Suddenly that part of the problem was solved. It was incredible.. I did do a test for exhaust fumes and it came back slightly greenish yellow. Not the full yellow at the exhaust pipe.
So I was studying diagrams of XJ motors and also my dad has a 00 Sport. We already were aware that the previous owner messed up the vaccum system when he put on the new bumper. I knew he took the AC condenser out….
I didn’t realize that there is an entire line that goes to my transmission thats not there until today. Also when we compared both XJs I don’t have a trans cooler. When it was below 70 degrees I had zero issues. I also realized they way they did the removal that exhaust fumes or combustion gases were exposed to where air intake would be.