Dammit. Jeep broke again.

I went to town to get my new holster, which came in this morning. Quick trip in and out, that was the plan. About a mile and a half from the Lair the temperature gauge pegged.


From where the steam was shooting out, looks like I shook the radiator core loose. AGAIN.

Happy I had my bike with me. I left the bike at the top of the ridge; I’ll go back with a couple of gallons of water after the Jeep’s had time to cool off, then limp it home. Order a new radiator later in the week, next time I’m in town. Pisses me off; the damned thing is barely more than five years old.

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5 Responses to Dammit. Jeep broke again.

  1. Mike says:

    I’m sorry that the Jeep has gone tits up again. You’re right, Joel, radiators should last more than five years. But, to be fair, you do live in a very harsh environment.

  2. Edwin says:

    Any way to (easily) flex-mount or cushion mount the radiator?

  3. matismf says:

    Be wary of “house brand” radiators, even if they use the same part numbering as the REAL thing. Went through THREE from Advance Auto Parts until I finally gave up and got and all-aluminum through Summit.
    Shame nobody can afford a copper radiator anymore!

  4. Terrapod says:

    What matismf says. Shop around for a quality Radiator, well worth the expense.

  5. mikemcdowell3006 says:

    Tree Mike
    I’ve gotten 3 Chinese ALL aluminum radiators, tank, frame, fins, tubes, ALL aluminum. They are in my 79 F-100, 302. My 74 F-359, 460, and my 86 Toyota pick up. The newest one is 12 years old, they cool twice as good as any other radiator I’ve ever had. At the time they cost one half that from any parts store. Check it out, they aren’t chineesium. They will out last you and the jeep. I keep mine 50/50 coolant, water, no signs of corrosion. Hope this helps.

To the stake with the heretic!