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post #1 of 4 Old 02-14-2017, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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INTAKE GASKET/RADIATOR PROBLEMS

Hey guys. I have an 08 Jku X. I was having a coolant leak, no over heating, thought it could have been a head gasket but didn't have any other symptoms and figured I'd smell exhaust in my coolant. Got to looking around and it appears my intake gasket is leaking coolant, what is a good intake gasket to go with? Crown, omix ada, Mopar. I guess it depends on what it is, because I was told to go with gates products on my tensioner and belts and such.
My second issue is that I have blown to Mopar radiators. Both had a lot of miles on them, bought a Mishimoto one and now it's core is leaking. Could my intake gasket cause this? I have a new thermostat in it but it could be faulty. I'm fairly novice this is my first post so be easy on me.
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Hey guys. I have an 08 Jku X. I was having a coolant leak, no over heating, thought it could have been a head gasket but didn't have any other symptoms and figured I'd smell exhaust in my coolant. Got to looking around and it appears my intake gasket is leaking coolant, what is a good intake gasket to go with? Crown, omix ada, Mopar. I guess it depends on what it is, because I was told to go with gates products on my tensioner and belts and such.
My second issue is that I have blown to Mopar radiators. Both had a lot of miles on them, bought a Mishimoto one and now it's core is leaking. Could my intake gasket cause this? I have a new thermostat in it but it could be faulty. I'm fairly novice this is my first post so be easy on me.




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Personally I do not recommend Gates products their quality seems to have slipped over the years. We recently put a gates new water pump on to my buddies TJ and about a week later he called me up and told me he had another coolant leak at the front of the motor, well I figured I had fucked up on the thermostat housing so decided to pull the fan and give myself access to look at the front it was dry around the thermos stat so I pulled the water pump pully and the weep hole was pissing fluid. We ordered a mopar unit from the dealer and slapped in there and he has had no more cooling issues since.

On gaskets I am partial to Victor Reinz. Fel Pro is another company that over the years seems to have had a quality lapse. I have never had an issue with VR gaskets and they make the factory ones for BMW and Mercedes so you can not go wrong.
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-24-2017, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the Info. I've blown 3 radiators. I just found out a shop put dexcool in my jeep. I was also told that if my water pump was going out that it could cause my radiator to pressurize. So I'm not sure if it's an intake gasket, dexcool, or a bad water pump.
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