<VV> water in oil pan

RoboMan91324@aol.com RoboMan91324@aol.com
Mon, 10 May 2004 17:27:43 EDT


I am happy to see that you found an engine but too bad about the surprise.  
How much water was in the pan?  If it was a tiny, tiny amount, it may be from 
condensation.  Since your area of the country is usually pretty dry, this is 
doubtful.  How close to the ocean was it?  It is more likely that it was stored 
outside and the water got in through the carbs / intakes / heads and leaked 
past the rings.  If this is the case, you could also have some major rust in the 
cylinders, valves (maybe) and on the rings.  Pull both heads and check it out 
or send the engine back.  Good luck.

In a message dated 05/07/04 9:31:05 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
virtualvairs-request@corvair.org writes:

> Message: 9
> Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 21:08:52 -0700 (PDT)
> From: lloyd biggerstaff <lloydscorvan@yahoo.com>
> To: virtualvairs@corvair.org
> Subject: <VV> water in oil pan
> I just purchased a supposedly rebuit engine.After getting it home and 
> dropping the oil pan, I found water at the bottom of  the pan.The engine spins 
> freely and from the looks of the block, it did have work done on it.I was told 
> that it had been sitting since being rebuilt and had not been ran.I am assuming 
> water must have gone down the carb. Should I take it back or can I still use 
> it,and if so, is there anything I should look for before installing it.