Am I going to need a new head gasket? I've been losing coolant, and i guess this is where it's been going.
97 4banger Jeep TJ
May seem like it... some goop is normal if you live somewhere cold and you don't drive very long distances as your normal route, but if you're visibly loosing coolant then I'd start looking for reasons
IT's been freezing for a couple of months now. and it was my daily for about a month when it started getting cold.
The last time I drove it (xmas) I spent all day off-roading. Would that burn off the milkiness?
>Would that burn off the milkiness?
It should. Like the other anon said if you aren't losing coolant then you should be fine.
The milkiness is caused by dry cold air. It's almost like how your body produces extra mucus to keep everything hydrated. Same with an engine.
No idiot if you left it sitting since xmas it just came back
go drive it for 30 minutes and then check.
it could be intake gaskets as likely as it could be a warped head, but you're not gonna find out without tearing it down
No, nothing is able to burn off the milkiness. Its basically a mixture of oil and condensation. You'll have to clean it off by hand, and for that I'd use some diesel and a tootbrush
How fast is it loosing coolant?
>it could be intake gaskets
I didn't notice some coolant on the exhaust manifold, which is under the intake (don't ask me why), when it first started losing coolant.
I'll take it out for some errands in a minute and sere what I find out.