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Old 03-21-2005, 02:13   #1 (permalink)
Larry
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Head Gasket ?

Checked the water today and it was a little low again, it was last topped up
at Christmas.

Also checked the oil and the dipstick was covered in brown sludge.

I presume the Head Gasket is on its way out, though so far there has been no
noticable overheating and the sludge was not present after I wiped it off
and went for a short journey.

If it is not the Head Gasket and water getting in, any other suggestions as
to the sludge ?


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Old 03-21-2005, 02:13   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Head Gasket ?

Larry wrote:
> Checked the water today and it was a little low again, it was last topped up
> at Christmas.
>
> Also checked the oil and the dipstick was covered in brown sludge.
>
> I presume the Head Gasket is on its way out, though so far there has been no
> noticable overheating and the sludge was not present after I wiped it off
> and went for a short journey.
>
> If it is not the Head Gasket and water getting in, any other suggestions as
> to the sludge ?
>
>

Condensation forming in the rocker cover/crankcase because of the cold
weather (I assume - it's 23 degrees here) you have been having, combined
with the engine not being run on long trips. Don't worry about it -
it'll go away on it's own as the weather warms up and/or you do some
long runs.

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Old 03-21-2005, 02:13   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Head Gasket ?


"Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.com> wrote in message
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> Checked the water today and it was a little low again, it was last topped

up
> at Christmas.
>
> Also checked the oil and the dipstick was covered in brown sludge.
>
> I presume the Head Gasket is on its way out, though so far there has been

no
> noticable overheating and the sludge was not present after I wiped it off
> and went for a short journey.
>
> If it is not the Head Gasket and water getting in, any other suggestions

as
> to the sludge ?
>
>
> --
> Larry
> Series 3 rust and holes


Bearing in mind the time of year it's possibly just condensation forming in
the coolest parts of the engine..... perfectly normal at this time of year.
Steve the grease
>
>



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Old 03-21-2005, 02:14   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Head Gasket ?

Come to think of it, it has been sitting there doing nothing all week as it
is a lot cheaper to use the bus around town..


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Larry
Series 3 rust and holes


"EMB" <embtwo@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Larry wrote:
> Condensation forming in the rocker cover/crankcase because of the cold
> weather (I assume - it's 23 degrees here) you have been having, combined
> with the engine not being run on long trips. Don't worry about it -
> it'll go away on it's own as the weather warms up and/or you do some
> long runs.
>
> --
> EMB



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