Test the oil for water in it by taking a small amount in a spoon
and lighting it with a lighter. If it spits it has water in it.
On Sat, 1 Nov 1997, Peter Landy wrote:
> I am still picking up the ropes finding the correct terminology for
> various,MG, mechanical parts. Moss's diagram described it as the
> But yes you are right it is the tappet cover, thanks for the correction
> here, with vent tube. The reason the vent tube is not connected to
> the intake manifold because it has Weber's after market manifold with
> downdraft carb. In Weber's scheme of things that the vent hose attaches
> the air filter instead of the manifold.
> Yes I know that anti freeze spraying out of the tappet cover is bad
> news. I am just wondering just how bad. Is there anyone out there who
> had this problem? Should I expect a cracked block? I do know since
> it's not smoking water through the exhaust, water is not finding it's
> way into the cylinders or the valves. On second thought, it does appear
> that the water is building up in the crankcase because the viscosity of
> the oil appears very thinned with liquid. Heck, in worst case scenario
> this may be good excuse to do a aluminum V6 conversion.
> Peter Landy
> Brooklyn, NY
> '74 BGT
> > David Deutsch wrote:
> > Got a feeling you are mistaking the tappet cover vent hose (Which
> > should be connected to intake manifold) with the heater core feed line.
> > If you got "pure antifreeze" coming out of the tappet cover hose you
> > got bigger problems than some screwey electrics.
> > Safety Fast, David Deutsch