Engine Cooling problem
2000 Jeep Wrangler 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 100, 00 miles
I LOVE MY JEEP!
That said, it's killing me.
It's been running hot. So I changed out the radiator, water pump, thermostat and radiator cap. I flushed the heater core and there aren't any leaks.
I can smell antifreeze and I'm unable to get hot air out of the vents when the heater is turned on. I'm not loosing coolant, I've pressure tested the cooling system, I've "burped" or "bleed" the air out of the system as well. I've also back filled the radiator core. And it's still running hot. Temps are 220 to 265.
I brought it to a shop and they did a block test with the blue liquid. They said that when they did the test the liquid turned green which means I've got a broken head gasket or cyclinder head.
Could I be missing something? Could the build up of exhaust gas cause there to be a vapor lock prevent the coolant from flowing into the ehater core?
Repair estimate to replace head gasket $ 1,250.00. Is that reasonable. Can a novice tackel this job on his own?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 AT 6:31 PM