Sigh…

Looks like I might not be off the hook on paying to get the Jeep fixed…


When I fixed the really major thermostat housing leak on Sunday I filled the cooling system and ran the engine for half an hour or so to check for drips. It appeared fine. But I didn’t use the Jeep at all yesterday, so that wasn’t completely definitive.

This morning I had to go to S&L’s to feed their birds before chicken chores, plus I was racing the weather. So this morning it got more of a workout. And when I parked it next to the Lair and looked underneath…it was dripping again. Grrrr…

I don’t know exactly from where, though I could see no leak at the thermostat. I wasn’t going to lay on the ground because lots of mud from yesterday’s all-day-and-all-night rain, and also…


…basically I already had enough information to put me in a really black mood, and nothing else was required at that time. The wind is blasting and it never got out of the thirties today, so screw everything. So very sick of winter now…

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6 Responses to Sigh…

  1. Judy says:

    Damn-it! Got any whiskey or rum? I think a shot in a hot beverage would help.

  2. Cederq says:

    If it ain’t one damn thing it is another… Imma’ thinking when ya fixed the thermostat housing you put pressure into the system and something else could not take that pressure and it blew. I hope it isn’t the water pump. Do you have the straight six or a four banger in it?

  3. I recently had a coolant leak that I traced to the nipple for the heater hose return. http://eatonrapidsjoe.blogspot.com/2019/02/hoot-owls.html

    The guys at coffee said this is a common issue. Easy enough to trouble-shoot in older vehicles. My in is a 1998.

  4. Cederq says:

    Replacing the water pump isn’t too hard of a job on a six.

  5. Cederq says:

    3-14 or Pi day we are still having winter here in the wilds of Eastern Central South Dakota. Winds 50mph, ice and blowing snow… a fun, miserable blizzard.

To the stake with the heretic!