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To: tigers@autox.team.net
Subject: 289 question
From: Jay Peterson <sfm081@rain.org>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003 06:22:58 -0800
Resend of an earlier e-mail that did not make it through

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Subject: Re: 289 Question
Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2003 18:24:29 -0800
From: Jay Peterson <sfm081@rain.org>
To: tigers@autox.team.net
References: <LOBBIIGMLINIBEAPLFOLIEBFDAAA.rpalmer@ucsd.edu>

Thanks, you hit it on the head. There was about 2" of water in the pan
in addition to the oil and it was being pumped through the oil
galleries. I believe the water came from a leak (more like a gusher)
from the thermostat housing and then found its way to the dipstick tube
hole that  had a cover although it was not sealed very well. The
dipstick tube was installed later in the day so I didn't make the
connection until today. Not exactly what you want on a new engine, but I
ran it today for about 30 secs (still have the leak) and it had good oil
pressure and no water that I could see. Next week will see a thermostat
housing (getting a new non Taiwanese version) and exhaust installed and
I'll know for sure if there are any other issues.
Thanks again,
Jay Peterson

Bob Palmer wrote:
> Jay,
> Water is heavier than oil and has much lower viscosity, which could explain
> your symptoms. Drain the pan and see if you have any water in your oil.
> Bob Palmer
> rpalmer@ucsd.edu
> rpalmerbob@adelphia.net

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