<VV> Re: Apparent Leak At Head Gasket

N. Joseph Potts pottsf@msn.com
Tue, 17 Aug 2004 09:04:35 -0400

Here's a strange one: when I pulled my left head the other from my Corsa,
which I had just pulled in to the garage the DAY BEFORE, I found a moderate
(heavy flash) coat of RUST inside the cylinders. I didn't find any puddles
of oil because the car was raised on that side, and any accumulation of oil
would have drained down past the rings.
     But RUST? It took me a bit over 5 minutes to figure out that I had been
leakdown testing those cylinders, and evidently the weeny water filter I've
got hooked up to my compressor's output isn't getting all the water out of
my compressed air. This time of year in South Florida, after all, we've got
about 99% relative humidity on an average day. So I ended up having to scrub
the cylinders out of what resulted, actually, from water. And then add oil
(by hand).
     It's all so strange . . .

Joe Potts
Miami, Florida USA
1966 Corsa coupe 140hp 4-speed with A/C

-----Original Message-----
From: virtualvairs-admin@corvair.org
[mailto:virtualvairs-admin@corvair.org]On Behalf Of Shaun
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 12:45 AM
To: virtualvairs@corvair.org
Subject: Re: <VV> Re: Apparent Leak At Head Gasket

----- Original Message -----
From: <vairologist@juno.com>

>         Now I have explained how I think oil would be present at the
> barrel to head parting line.  All of the people on VV are now waiting
> with breathless anticipation to hear how it is more likely water would
> appear there.

Easy. For every gallon of gas consumed, our engines produce an equal amount
of water.

yea, Vairily ... Shaun