Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Radiator and other Jeep Leaks to Look Out For

I took my Jeep into Adrenaline Off-Road to get my rear brake pads changed. I was looking forward to learning the "How To Change Your Brake Pads".  The first thing Jeff, the owner, noticed was the coolant smell. We got under my Jeep and saw coolant build up on the bottom of my radiator. 

Time for a replacement. I went back a week later once the new radiator arrived to learn the "How To Replace a Radiator". Even though it cost me money, it was a great experience to learn more about my Jeep and taking care of it. 

I even got a little dirty in the garage by assisting. I didn't do a whole lot, but was able to feel like I was part of the replacement process. 

Once the old radiator was out we saw the coolant build up!


Why the leak? The word is the new "organic" coolant used in my year Jeep has some sort of chemical reaction with the solder in the aluminum radiator which causes the leak. I am hoping the new radiator won't have the same problem. 


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