<VV> Another question for the experts
Mon, 16 Aug 2004 11:39:04 EDT
You are a great resource - thanks.
I have another question: We pulled a good running engine to put into another
guys van. All exhaust stacks showed a nice even tan color. The topside of
the engine also looked clean & dry. However, there is some oil leakage - it is
greatest at the head/cylinder interface of cylinder #3. It doesn't appear to
related to the push rod tubes. I'd think it is a head gasket, but wouldn't
think it'd be oily - given the nice looking exhaust.
Any guesses? If it is a head gasket, how quickly should it be changed (I'd
Run a compression test to determine if the compression in #3 is normal. If
it is, it's good to go. The most probable cause of the leak is the crankcase
vent tube just above the #3 cylinder. Check this for a good "O" ring seal at
the top cover and where the second tube presses into the bottom tube. IMHO
Ed Corson (CORSA member)
IECC - Riverside, CA