XJ Coolant Leak

While driving in traffic, I heard my electric fan kick on. This is unusual for my Jeep even in traffic. I looked at the gauges and saw the temperature was running much warmer than usual.

I switched on the heater and rolled down the windows.  The temperature started to drop slowly. As soon as I started moving again, the temperature dropped back to normal.   But each time I stopped, The temperature would rise quickly.

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Hawk Brake pads for my XJ

Review of the Hawk HPS 5.0 brake pads

I have been using Autozone Duralast Gold pads on my Jeeps for many years. They have always performed adequately and the lifetime replacement warranty has been great. I have not paid for pads in years.

However, the last set of pads I put on my Jeep, however, have performed less than I expected.  I don’t know if they changed the formula, or I just got a bad set. They have even been wearing faster than usual.  But the stopping power has been downright scary at times.

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