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Post by rebel alliance » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:22 pm

Opinions please before i go any further..water finding its way into the sump,about a litre i reckon, no water coming out of the exhausts,not overheating or pressurising the system, some emulsifeid oil in the rockers.....started losing water from the header tank but not any in the oil at first, then after refilling a few times i found it in the sump.I have just removed the inlet manifold the bolts were not all that tight...so could it just be the manifold joint or something else...



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Post by scimjim » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:51 pm

sounds like it's the inlet manifold. I'd certainly replace the gasket and try it before doing anything else?


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Post by philhoward » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:07 pm

Ditto


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Post by Mikeincoleshill » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:38 pm

Are there any core plugs in the front of the engine behind the cover?



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Post by rebel alliance » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:39 pm

I was hoping it was only that..this happened last year ..about two months ago i put some Kseal in and it did stop any loss.i ran the engine a few more times but never took it out for a run...checked the oil one night all good following day found about a litre back in the sump...is it worth me doing a compression check ?



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Post by rebel alliance » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:40 pm

I dont know about the core plugs,anybody know?



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Post by scimjim » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:45 pm

there are no core plugs that would let coolant into the oil. where were you losing it from when you put the K-seal in?


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Post by rebel alliance » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:17 pm

Out of the header tank



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Post by scimjim » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:35 pm

sorry, you said that in the first post (I'm supposed to be working at the moment, so flicking back and forth :-))

is it a standard 6a system, or modified?


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Post by rebel alliance » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:18 pm

Standard 5a. i will replace the manifold gasket and see what happens.As it was'nt overheating i'm not convinced its a head gasket and this engine has only done 6,000 since it was rebuilt 20 years ago



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Post by peter freeman » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:24 pm

As you have the inlet manifold off you might as well take the heads off and have them checked - if 2nd class head gaskets were used that could account for the problem.



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Post by gtcse8 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:53 pm

Looks like Ford gasket, AND whoever did the work did it well, as the Blue Hylomar proves.


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Post by rebel alliance » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:08 pm

Not really up for doing the heads as i have limited space at present..its a grey gasket and seems poor quality..there was a build up of what i assume is kseal in a rear water port...so maybe it was trying to seal it...
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