[xj] Cleaning up behind my Cat: the Bumper to Bumper walk around!

During a “Bumper to Bumper walk around” (see I can retain some
knowledge) my Cat in front of my parent’s home last nite. I notice a
drip splatter from the RH side of the front valance. As any other good
Jag. investigator would I examined the fluid on the ground. I was also
able to catch a a droplet with my hand (an old grasshopper trick) in the
dark. It felt like and it smelt like radiator fluid. Now to find the
leak in the dark armed with my trusty flashlight. I started the engine
hoping to recreate the leak. I failed to find it maybe I should have
shut the engine off. But between the radiator, it’s shroud, the front
valance and who knows what else covered the source of the leak.

I saw big hoses but couldn’t see where they connect below. I also have
checked the archives under, “removing the front valance” and found a
brief description of how to do it. I’m a strong believer in, “its all in
the details” and after breaking my windscreen check valve with filter I
would like a little more detail. Can some one also explain to me what a
captivated nut is. Love is never breaking your Cats part by accident!

Still a humble crimson belted student

Grasshopper===================================================
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Grasshopper: If by “right side”, you mean the driver’s side as you face your
LHD car, then the source of the coolant is almost certainly the overflow
hose which exits there. There is an overflow tank (different from the brown
plastic expansion tank" in the front driver’s side wing. If there is excess
coolant, it dribbles out of the hose.
A “captive nut” is one which is welded or held by a flange in a spot that is
inaccessible, that is where it would be impossible to get a spanner (wrench)
on it. There are many in the XJ. The front door mirrors, for example have
two captive nuts that the visible screws enter. Sometimes these can come
loose, unfortunately.
Gregory----- Original Message -----
From: “SBG” atrue@courant.infi.net
To: “JAG” xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: viernes, 17 de noviembre de 2000 11:40
Subject: [xj] Cleaning up behind my Cat: the Bumper to Bumper walk around!

During a “Bumper to Bumper walk around” (see I can retain some
knowledge) my Cat in front of my parent’s home last nite. I notice a
drip splatter from the RH side of the front valance. As any other good
Jag. investigator would I examined the fluid on the ground. I was also
able to catch a a droplet with my hand (an old grasshopper trick) in the
dark. It felt like and it smelt like radiator fluid. Now to find the
leak in the dark armed with my trusty flashlight. I started the engine
hoping to recreate the leak. I failed to find it maybe I should have
shut the engine off. But between the radiator, it’s shroud, the front
valance and who knows what else covered the source of the leak.

I saw big hoses but couldn’t see where they connect below. I also have
checked the archives under, “removing the front valance” and found a
brief description of how to do it. I’m a strong believer in, “its all in
the details” and after breaking my windscreen check valve with filter I
would like a little more detail. Can some one also explain to me what a
captivated nut is. Love is never breaking your Cats part by accident!

Still a humble crimson belted student

Grasshopper

===================================================
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===================================================
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