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Re: another strange TR problem

To: Bill Babcock <>
Subject: Re: another strange TR problem
From: Larry Young <>
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 18:22:46 -0500
I'm with Bill on this one.  I've experienced this on my TR3, and was in 
denial for a while just like Ken is.  I think mine was a head gasket 
leak, where the leak was only occuring under load when everything was 
nice and hot.  The oil looked great and no emulsion anywhere.

Bill Babcock wrote:

>When your oil gets hot enough you just don't get that much mayo in the valve
>cover, if any, and you won't see water in the sump unless you leak is gross
>and happens while the engine is idling.  It could be any or all of the usual
>suspects--water coming up the head bolts, through the aluminum plug in the
>head, or through the gasket into the pushrod tunnels--or some other place.
>Simply put, it happens--I've been living with a little water in the oil
>catch can for a long time. Frankly I don't think it's a big deal as long as
>the oil gets hot enough to boil out the water, though it's certainly not a
>good thing. A quart is more than a little much though.  

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